this is the day that we think of you

a cup of milk and a sinking feeling
a cup of sinking milk
a boat sinking in a cup of milk
a boat sinking in a cup of strawberry milk
a strawberry in a cup of milk
a sinking feeling

pink eyelids and a feeling of innocence
the entitlement of a newborn
but the eyes of someone who is not new
or necessarily born

inhaling deeply so to assess the space
spinning words mentally but adding nothing to the air
this is the day that we think of you

this is the day you sink

she looks at you a first time
fingers looser than they’ve ever been
muscles tired and eyelids deep
she looks at you
wondering if you will know
one cup from another

 

 

you find them punching more and more than they do in the spring

season’s end forces your hands into ball shapes
you find them punching more and more than they do in the spring

 

against the red of the wall and against the blue of the knife
you are primarily a word of your mother
the bite your father could not chew

and we are dancing

20th birthday
roxanne gives a pregnant onion
it’s dying by the windowsill
there are disadvantages to living in a basement

being old is enjoying the bite of four in the morning coffee and of casual (?) love


radicchio and me
and we are dancing
we are pistachio ice cream
running ahead of the group

losing breath


40th birthday

roxanne gives a pregnant onion

it’s dying by the windowsill
there are disadvantages to owning a basement
28 steps and they go up and they go down

 

a birthday
roxanne gives a pregnant onion

it gets thrown out

there are disadvantages

we gather roxanne’s things
we gather ourselves

 
 
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