Mice flare their ears in the dark and listen to us
because they are mammals too.
First comes so much quiet we can hear the candle flame.
Then blood starts beating through narrow veins
and waves of breath build up between us
no man can stand against!

Your breasts swell like green Gulf waves!
Your nipples leap out of them like mullet!
I say there is joyful water folding over us forever!

No matter where we are, no matter what we have done
your hands are in my hair like white magnolia!




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