turning a strandof your hair in my fingershad the certaintyof a penny clicking in a streetgutter. I am thinkingof a broken-down blue doorin a flop house.I am kicking a footthrough a car window.I am discovering a bedbugwhere there should be a lakeI will take your hair and kiss itwith my trembling lipsNo, I am climbing out a window,I am not even with you—Tom Walsh, “Ersatz Amour”Art Credit Stephanie Jung

turning a strand
of your hair in my fingers

had the certainty
of a penny clicking in a street
gutter. I am thinking

of a broken-down blue door
in a flop house.

I am kicking a foot
through a car window.

I am discovering a bedbug
where there should be a lake

I will take your hair and kiss it
with my trembling lips

No, I am climbing out a window,
I am not even with you

Tom Walsh, “Ersatz Amour”
Art Credit Stephanie Jung

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