Eve Rounds

apple picking in the kitchen

ceramic paring knife to
pink lady skin
your chest tips forward to meet my shoulder blades
small in comparison
your arms build a tunnel around my rib cage
plenty of room to spare but we spare none
your face rests heavy to the side of my spine
lightly smiling lightly scratching

we share a pale transparency
of entirely different tones
yet matching
we share
the space
and
the sour
crunch

but ok but

write some poems that i can give him ok (but they’ll all be about the hims) good idea bad idea no good twinning and losing

a 5 7 5 for e

peering through thick glass your back to me is waiting any news at all? running down broad steps into your brotherly arms crying without breath!

incircles

is it the ticking of the third hand or the faucet dripping onto discount bulk blueberries both measuring time “going in circles” as he would

a poem about you for you (and you)

you are your own though your temperament reminds me of him your head is more ripe mango while his was more soft plum my love

i don’t even know

how long it’s been. haven’t been counting days haven’t counted backwards on the calendar. haven’t bothered to reread my own words. haven’t been missing you

the five senses

your blue eyes and crooked lippy smile which i inherited that tiny soft bristle brush for your basically bald head the white corvette a campfire cards