Treasure Island

Mandolyn ...


I trace you on the coffee table


i would love you
if you hung words and hurled ink
hiding with rough hands-
painting me on paper plates
as daytime calls you names

the way you park your truck,
like it's in trouble
my feet honed on the dash-
i could die in this bucket seat, or slip
into a coma
which is much more comfortable

who will you save tonight...
after hours, motioning your mood
towards a damsel in a dress,
distressed with the idea of being left alone-

the moon told me you were slick
how it likes to lick you
when you fight movement-

let me camp inside your canvas
close your pride
i'll be still

Submitted: Monday, July 14, 2014

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