I scroll the post –
is this a poem or a fucking novelette?, I wonder,
oh God!, teenage angst masquerading as adult insight
followed by adult insight as sophomoric rant,
5 dot ellipses, love, rage, raging love, loving the rage,
mommy did, daddy did, this and that, over and over,
over and under, under the covers, scratch that novelette,
this is a novella, nay – a telenovela aquí, lo juro por Dios,
to God, sun and moon and dying stars, your mouth like honey,
it’s always honey, why not honeydew, breath like bergamot,
her scent like salt and onions, something real, something novel,
to peel yet not flick away, so help me God, help me not fade away…..

Chagall 2020