Mesmerized by the lustrous glittering beads,
the sweat on your upper lip,
damselflies alight and rise again,
spiral in a haze,
haloing~~blue green grey.
You keep rowing.
I'm handling diamond-backed snakes
and speaking in tongues to the sun.
You keep spitting out problems,
Tell me Tell me Tell me
What’s the sum?
I’m trying to reach out, to get there.
Between incessant strokes,
I screw up my eyes to a blackboard,
but decimal points are fluid,
pages in a magazine, fragrant ink motes.
Catalpa brushes my neck
and I remember how to breathe
Unlocked, your yellow pine wrists
and your green apple pulse twist
through me. Your sorghum kiss
Drips into my heart