the ticking of the clock was tap tap tapping against the insides of my skull
while i heard the neighbors moaning on the other side of the wall
and i rocked back and forth on the edge of the bed trying to keep my insides in
and for a second i thought i felt the imprint of your fingers
like tiny burn marks on my skin.
remember the feverish night i dreamed of the machine
that makes planets for parallel galaxies our of plasticine?
i forgot about the worries that keep me busy on weekends
and i got the fortune cookie that says i’ll always be a true friend.

but oh how i want you to undress for me
and oh how bored i’d be if you did
and i can’t risk this, i’d just stare and shrug
and say, “i’m sorry, i can’t think of anything better to do for the both of us.”
“pose for me” she said, “come on closer to me” she said,
“come on pose for me”, she said.
“this is all that i can get and this is all i really want,
i want your heartbeat like a drum,
i want your heartbeat like a drum for a short and sweet song.”
i drank the whole glass of milk because i knew it would make me sick.
i ate the pigeon and the rabbit, afraid of your magic tricks.
and i blew out all the candles, i poured the wine into the ground.
when you talk i just smile and turn up the music real loud.
but oh how i want you to undress for me
and oh how bored i’d be if you did
and i can’t risk this, i’d just stare and shrug
and say, “i’m sorry, i can’t think of anything better to do for the both of us.”


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