A different time of night.
Smelly dog mouth yawning beside my nose.
Her head lays down closed.
I can’t go wrong. Do not worry.
Blue dog orange knife laid forgotten, or maybe misplaced.
There is a carved wood case holder, a sheath,
a vagina, a portal, shaped, etched, cut to fit
that shape and that shape and that shape.
She enjoyed herself in those caloric, ceramic, educational years.
We all participate tonight, and tomorrow, renew interest in tears,
while where did the hours go becomes what happened to all these years?
A poem about longing. And I forgot I asked a question,
so I take time to write out the words, out loud, on paper, out.
No saying no this evening. Or yes. No saying goes either.
But writing is a loophole. A carved wood case holder,
a sheath, a vagina, a portal, shaped, etched, cut to fit that shape.
The alphabet is misleading. But necessary.
Like a yardstick. In taking measurement.
But my mama also whooped me with it.