what are facts

when you are in love

what are doves


I used to not think

just dream up

a fantasy to last



days spent

looking at you

made me forget my own face


forget to drink water

all day

so I pretend you spat in my

ice cubes

each clink in the bottle

a pocketed seduction


you smelled bad

when I first met you

I was holding my breath

while we laid on the carpet

7 months later

I pose for a picture

on your bed in the attic


when you are lonely

how dangerous is a stranger


down the street

we walk like a conjoined giant

crushing everything

with big l-o-v-e


I let you take me

far away

into a handmade cage

and I sat there

like a dog for you

waiting for treats

but never barking