A.j. Binash

(04-20-1988 / Dodgeville WI)

No Body Should Trust a Promise


I played with the silent skin on her elbow.
Pinched the wrinkles that creased,
While she held it firm and straight.

The dome light
Above our heads

Casted her silhouette
Into the shadows
On the dashboard.

I flinched,
She flinched.

Conversation drooled off my tongue.
Words collected into a puddle on my lap.

“What are those? ” She asked.
“Just promises…promises…darling
Reach for one.”

I pinched the air
Where her elbow vacated.

Pretended the skin remained.

Her eyes
Flinched. While she stared at the
In-grown hairs
Under my chin.

“What are those? ” She asked.
“Excuses…excuses.”

I opened my mouth
A headache escaped,
It found solitude
Inside the gaps
Of her smile.
Now.
Each time I kiss her
I feel a little bit of pain.

Submitted: Tuesday, December 10, 2013
Edited: Wednesday, December 11, 2013
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