1. Lover For Hire - 2. Doll House

1. “breathe near me”
you’ll be fine in all that beautiful blue night

(i kindly provide a service
tomatoes thrown from balconies at me)

“next time i see you we’ll both be mexicans”
" keys jingling
having been the voices from balconies"
catching brassieres between my teeth

or i’d better sit down
bad hair day

cold april
born in the mountains
i decorate my body with blankets and sweaters
a great lighter slinger of the east
where fire keeps smoke on it’s toes

and yet i haven’t exactly memorized my pitch

someone i could deteriorate with
she wipes tears
applies lipstick
she…

2. then somewhere in the long line of white lights
lined up along the hallway

she sees only in time slots
and the snake charmer…

a statue of a lions head opens at the mouth
the boys steps in equipped with his fire
she speaks to him in spheres
and for what seems like the first time he dreams in color

the black book doesn’t lend an inch
as she advances gently into the snow globe
the wind carries her voice
and erects her unoccupied dress not far out of arm’s reach
with each kiss she leaves on paper

both now graduates
speaking softly under blue nights
vulnerable
packed still in lines

he stops in his tracks
catching on to the surrounding pattern
and waits there
stood over freshly spilled metal
remembering how dirt and rock
always the father left gold
play things

patiently her signature
and waiting room overtime
the closed office
he holds the door for her
while they casually recite their assigned scripts precisely
she proceeds down the hall clear to the next day
where the ship awaits them

the lady becomes quiet
she assumes her vessel as foretold
and miraculously the young man acknowledges exactly where they’re headed
and both do they carefully operate the high school years they ran
up under the microscopes of their youngest living sunset songs
their children of themselves beneath the ice of the montage

he attends the viewing of her behind red stage lights
dragging her a promise
barely allowing himself to stand still
concealed within his black and white suit

her hair and skin darkening with age
under heavier blankets

the fortune teller draws the halloween party from off the board

the interstate continues

the museum doors swing where he arrives
to find her eating from the same apple as promised and foretold
and in that year she was admired by every plate of glass

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