"Upon Entry (After Edward Estlin)"

Cowley Students (Vol. 8: 2019)

Before the delicacy of black hair

f

a

l

l

s against your

(untouched) skin,  

before her black hair

d

  r

     a

        w

           s

p

a

t

h

s

from your     neck to

chest to

stomach to

hip

to . . .,

 

you might be amazed such (a)

bea(u)ty would allow you to be

 

t    n    l   d

 a     g  e    up / in a (such) wet

 

mess     of    mess   of

mess    of    mess   of

    mess of       mess  of

 

mess of breaths & heartbeats

& oh my god lips & eyes