I also read "Anomalies of the Female Reproductive System" from Jennifer L. Knox's The Mystery of the Hidden Driveway, but I don't have a copy of that on me right now. (It's packed.)
I was like so . . . Geico
And you were like so . . . Activia
And together we were like so . . . GlaxoSmithKline
In an effort to be so . . . Ann Taylor Loft
We end up so . . . Crocs
And sometimes we’re all like so . . . Ambien
When we mean to be so . . . Lemon Pledge Aerosol Spray
Although we’re perfectly fine being Pilot G2 Retractable
We’d much prefer to be Crayola Classic Washable
Some days, we must accept, will just be Glad Press’n Seal Plastic Wrap days
I was Kotex Maxi Pads with Leak Lock Medium Flow with reluctance, but still
I was Kotex Maxi Pads with Leak Lock Medium Flow
Even though you expected things to turn out so Comcast Triple Play
There’s a communal relief to being so Verizon Wireless Nationwide Unlimited
In the end I’d just like people to remember me as being as iRobot Roomba 570
And that, friends, is when I knew
the ardor I’d claimed was a mere smattering.
I am newly engorged with boner-hard love.
I want to keep all the tastes discrete
so only a little goes on my tongue at a time.
Each nibble a rogue hair, a coarse language of flavor.
How proud we are of our facial configurations,
even if they’re entirely involuntary.
Mind your quiver, you know?
Let this pockmarked and much-ruched narrative
diagram our decline, because here on the carpet
amid our ratty-assed display, in this tug of war
between the moment and selfhood, I suspect
one of us is prepared to throw the match.
Sometime I'll Perfect My Adoration
Here, let me practice:
For you I’ll lose every button
and give up one of my pillows.
You know the way we say
it’s only money
it’s only food
it’s only Sunday at 4:00?
There’s still time.
And we’re still in the skinflint sheets
of a place we’d rather not be,
languid among no-account debris
trying halfway to understand
the guy from the sports bar
and his pharmacy scam in case
it would make a good movie.
I’ll pretend to miss the day we met
if you can try not so much to mind
the piercing when we go wrong,
foaming in the evening, toxic refraction,
to baffle this diminishing sun
into peach-rust-gold derivatives, innate
lame screensaver that (we can’t help ourselves)
gongs inside us anyway in bold-banged time
abashing abashing abashing
First, Tina, there is some kind of talk
or isolation or something that brings
us together. Then, in some
moment, we kiss. This kiss leads to
more kissing. It is good to start french
kissing here. I mean, moving our tongues
against the other’s and having
these wide, gaping mouths.
Sometimes, when we take a break
from kissing, you might even wipe
your mouth with your shirtsleeve.
If I am lucky and there is enough time
I will very slowly begin touching
your waist and very slowly start
working my hand under your shirt
and moving it up toward your shoulders.
When I reach your bra, I will feel
humbled and in awe so I will feel
your bra some. Then I will back my hand down
a little and come up again, this
time trying to wedge my fingers
between your bra and your skin. Tina,
we will be french kissing this whole time.
If I am lucky I will soon feel your
nipple. I will have to use the back
of my hand, wedged under the underwire,
to push up and give my fingers a few
small inches to move. Hopefully one of us
will unsnap your bra. Bras that unsnap
in front are easier to deal with.
For this reason, they are very sexy.
This will really be something.
After a bit, I will slowly slide my
hand down from your breasts and
begin to dig between the waist
of your pants and your skin. If it is
a tight squeeze, the best thing possible
would be for you to just unbutton
your pants and even lower your zipper.
Otherwise, I will unbutton your pants.
This is very exciting. I will move my
hand even lower until I reach
the top of your underwear. I will rub
all around the area above your underwear.
I will begin to rub your underwear.
Then I will try to get my fingers
between your skin and your underwear.
I will be successful or you will adjust
position or something else
will just happen, Tina.