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July 15, 2019 Poetry

What Light Wants

Aldo Amparán

What Light Wants photo

In the dark room, the computer screen
            beaming. Close-up

of a woman’s lips. The television loud
            with songs retelling

David Bowie’s life on film, played
            to drown out our flesh.

& moonlight, too, slips in
            to take part in our skin,

our softness, this un
            -elegant exploration, how we reach
           
to press our cocks against each other
            in mutual agreement

that this would only happen once, even
            when light wants: our bodies,

this path we followed: the pores:
            the standing hairs: the salt—

 

image: Doug Paul Case


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