i used to get high so that i didn't have to think about
whether my arms or my eyes made the first impression;
i'll never be alone at stupid dinner parties again.
i'll shave our dog every week
so your eyes never get red
from histamines or common colds or crying.
roses smell like your neck,
as far as i'm concerned,
you came first.
we named our children after people we'd never meet like
Nelson Mandela or Oliver Twist or her Grandmother,
let's give them big shoes to grow into.