April 1, 2017 orangeq2017

Love You More

Jessica Tyner

 

I send you a keychain stamped love
you more
from my crumbling
Costa Rican hacienda. You
were turning thirty and we
had years of regrets stitched
and scarred up and down
our arms like teenagers
in the grip of delusion, tired dogs
after the fights.
I waited

until you caught up with me
to say I was coming back,
my muscles tensed,
fat scars ropy thick, ready
for a blossoming explosion
black as your eyes swimming
beneath heavy brow
and deafening as your lips wrapped
like a vise around my name.

 

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