There was once battle someplace at the information.
On a daily basis. In The usa. At the border.
Warfare locked away within the darkened envelope
of our stirred, combusting minds.
Iciness arrived overdue with its diaphanous
wings & unsalted sidewalks bandaged
with new snow. Dish racks I organized in
the pantry glistened with dry crusts the place
baked bread or croissants will have to have
been. Within the week of energy outages,
within the 12 months of starvation, all we had was once love,
its fused & limitless grammar, its rainy eyes
& tenderness for days. This may occasionally do, I stated
to my boyfriend, as he rinsed the dishes
within the sink, as I shoveled the in a single day
snow crowding out the sidewalk.
This & most likely your arm striking down my
shoulder & staying there just a little longer will do.