morning activities

jenna goldsmith

 

stripping

the bed, glancing at


chocolate honey hair

contrasting milky tones


cover insides that only hours ago


worked overtime

you became graceful between 3 and 4


you became a traveler around 5


taking time to go over the nights blur


you make me water


tiptoeing the floor which


has become a minefield of the sum of your parts

and I simultaneously count


the imperfections of your back


coming up with approximately


zero.

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