it’s easy to use non-invasive machines
to your benefit and your strong desire.
it’s easiest to twirl around on the deck
and on all that’s left of the ice sheets.
what would happen if the illness subsided?
that’s all i ever wanted and nothing has
ever mattered any more than that. that bus
is the one i take to the store. i don’t get hit.
lots of teachers have pointed their fingers
at me and sometimes at you and often
at us both, waddling into the morning
with our images still intact. i didn’t expect
to eat my own brain down there in the
drain. when you held my hair back
i thought i was entering some new shape.
you covered my ears with your hands.
on new years eve in the parking lot of our haunted
house, there were no dandelions. there were
arms and legs and the wintry condition
we’re in. there was walking by sparkling
and talking, and wind.
Cover Photo Credit: Gold Carson Sánchez