STRUCTURES FOR LOVERS
: the infraorbital nerve connects the upper lip to the lower eyelid; trace
Lace fingers with toes
: like pressing black keys, ivory, discordant
Sleep spine against spine
: ribcages swell like the throats of toads synching. A popcorn
I was on the verge of sleep when I realized my boyfriend and I were spooning back to back. I shot up and wrote the final stanza; the poem was written backwards.