Tuesday, December 30, 2008
for the Sisters
Shrub and Tits
I remember becomiNg far too illegal
for eyeLashes. The dancing on knees and
your admiration for Horses.
I remember our notebooKs were full of
Allergies; an attempt to inhale rain or
maybe the Stars and necking.
I remember Admiring books they keep in
secure cases and channeling late niGht
ducks so as to love something with more syllAbles.
I remember urinating on your grandmother and the Liguidness
of stArs after a bad date. You were
I remember somersAulting over the
paleness of dust and a grabBing for
Dance partners who could withstand linen.
I remember the touch of salMon:
the shamPoo you smoked:
You always Could shine on the Pacific.
I remember falling into dougH.
We always Ran without sneakers despite
tHe aliens and alligators that Yankee called to us.
We were Never sharks but always
I remember we called to one another
as if we were hawKs. School officials
Asked us about our eyeballs;
we expLained it was our heavy
intAke of beans and more dough.
It was never horMonal. It was always
with a nasally laugH that we became faces.