do you think

do you think she’s
a piece of art, hanging
in the gallery
of your dreams?
as breakable
as glass?

tell me,
what am I missing?
is it something
in the curve of her hips
or the curve of mine
or in the sway
in her step
or in the sway of mine?

do you think she’s
a fountain of youth,
do you think she’s
going to
rejuvenate you?
a font of desire, born
to fit against you?

in those emails
when you called her
last light,
what did you mean?
what were you thinking?

and if I wasn’t
sun and moon
and stars for you
every step through,
what am I to you?

tell me,
what am I missing?
go ahead, try
and say it’s
something she
wedged between
you and me.
but I know the truth,
baby. baby, it’s
all on you. It’s
all on you.

“do you think” — Poet’s Notes

A darker number for you today. I’ve also tried some funky things with spacing and capitalization on the page. I almost imagined that the speaker might have texted this poem to their unfaithful partner. Whatever the case, the format I chose piqued my interest and I hope it’s piqued yours!

If you enjoyed this poem, check out “Goddess,” another of my poems dealing with the same subject matter. You’d probably also enjoy my two short poems “Mask” and “Dieting.”

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