Tuesday, October 24, 2023



When we first met we were inarticulate.

Words fell from our lips like the clothes 

Of lovers strewn across the floor

On the way down the hall to the bedroom.

Love was a sock I lost under the covers

Desire a belt that the dog carried off 

I keep finding purple barrettes under my pillows 

Arranged in the strange configurations

Of a sacred lost lexicon.

While I’m sleeping she whispers

The words only I can decipher 


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