In a Dream Yesterday These Are the Words she whispered to her lover

don’t be shocked, love,

blood coats as a room coats furniture

pay attention    Gemini owls

night’s cautionary tale

hands/breasts how a woman is known

the hummingbird sucks brugmansia

every chance it gets

memory an elixir light never sips

what do you want to forget

I forgive you

rub a promise against another

you think you’re capable out-swimming fish

eyes lock into words   roots

your body

my fingers sticky with

your name

 

—Kit Kennedy