At the Kitchen Table With Football

Desirée Holman, 2007

 

you bought me this dumb hat

now you say you hate it

bullshit i say untying dan’s mask

he touches you under the table

 

my eyes solid black i drag

the wilson football up your arm

rubbery nubs squeaking against denim

your lips the color of overcooked salmon

slack with death or rigid with desire

 

we wish we had an air conditioner

but we’re glad for the ice in the lemonade

soon we’ll eat this apple on our knees

three sets of teeth holding it midair

chomping & spinning &

 

seeds sticking to my clavicles

juice dissolving our canvas mouths

droplets rolling down my chest

racing to unmask my cock

~~~

Sally Burnette is alive. Their work is forthcoming in BOAAT, Winter Tangerine, and Peach Magazine, among others. Tweets @dunebuggy12.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s