‘taping the lips’
all involve the idea of sweetness
the honey of elbow brown hair firefly
loping latitude. the loveliest I’ve seen
on that particular chair. bend back. over. again.
stars. douceur. the purloined love letter.
we burned everything left our clothes on her banks
the french have a word. it is not “freedom”
those men have a bomb
“you, my gazelle, really are the bomb.”
—the man, you see, was drunk
he was trying to say the name
of a rhyming poem—
she fucked him. lucky error.
all develop independently all make reference to the slippage.
sever sever sever. my love, i owe you several
missiles. i misspell my desire. drop it on the floor.
watch the cartoon flames dance dance &.
it is not like a womb it begins with “mother”
i need to be your skin.
look at those people. their flesh is on fire.
“i suppose that must have been some buildings
with people in them”
the idea of sweetness.
inside you, capably so.
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