Issue 14

The difference between knowing what you want,
feeling it, reaching for it
and having it–
That space found in owning and acquiring
desire vibrates under my feet
and through my waking bones
with the loud bass of a bus passing
through tunneled vision
requesting a stop untouched by fog
so that I may lose my love
in search of more,
a refreshed cup, topped off, warm
between my palms
and you under a pendant
hanging perfectly before my heart. The void
you left by leaving
is both a relief
and just a hole–though
there’s more room to move, this space
could be uncomfortable
and I long for you without shame–
as we are each others secret
and you darling,
are my anguishing habit.