Your body

March 20, 2017

Your body is nothing short of Venus
fly-trap and I am buzzing,
Between your “how yous”
and “Amens,” I see your eyes;
my clothes slowly julienned,
your eyelashes machetes
blinking me naked
until I am nothing but dress socks
and church shoes and skin,
neither one of us prays
for the right thing.

Danez Smith
Requiem Magazine

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