Two Women

Two Women

Drank from the wellspring of your hair,
the mouth is a tender butterfly, so coma

is rapture, after the late evening dance,
as your legs outran me, and your lungs
out pumped, and your heart made
commotion like a radiator, winter gasped
outside as it watched.

So we are two
women of no means, poor and
naked beside the snow—hold on.
Your hand has a pulse in its palm,
beating out a little rhythm, while cats
dart across floors upstairs, creating
thunder in the dark.

First published in Social Alternatives March 2019. 


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