He has the sort of musculature that mad
scientists experiment on.
It’s the Indian in him that surrenders, calm resignation.
The body is smooth & erotic,
& I have buried my fingers in that hollow between bicep &
He is delicate with my hips. He chews lavender candy so that my
I make his shark eyes turn swimming pool
I am an impermanent marker,
I am a white searing scar.
I feel every needle they puncture him with,
in that arm which I have claimed.
When they draw his blood, my hemoglobin goes down.
I’m so anemic now
& warn him of vampires & crazy glue
but he dreams poetry
into skeletons of the past
& my words disintegrate
like ink mixed with soap.