He is Thirty. Big Tom. 6’4. Tan. He is Fifteen. Little Sam. 5’7. Green.
He is father’s Pal. Buddy. 32. Swell. He is father’s Pal. Buddy. 15. Shell.
He is Married. Sold. Gold. Bass. He is Single. Sale. Silver. Tenor.
He is Lindsay’s. Husband. 33. Fine. He is Mother’s. Son. 16. Fine.
He is Post. Workout. 5K. Glow. He is Mid. Homework. 1st Century. Whoa.
He is Sleeping. Beauty. 4:12. Den. He is Jungle. Book. 4:13. Kitchen.
He is Snoring. Mooring. 4:14. Peak. He is Curious. Serious. 4:15. Peek.
He is Growing. Showing. 4:16. Boxers. He is Growing. Showing. 4:17. Briefs.
He is Rock. Stock. 4:18. Sugar. He is Mouth. South. 4:19. Salt.
He is Wink. Nod. 3-2-1. Heaven. He is Lip. Sip. 1-2-3. Heaven.
He is Hush. Now. 1-2-3. Hell. He is Hush. No. 3-2-1. Hell.
He is Smoking. Camels. 4:45. Leave. He is Eating. Crow. 5:00. Stay.
My father sexually abused me.
When I got married,
I hyphenated my name.
No one questioned it at the time.
But in the middle of my parents’ late divorce,
everyone wants to know about names.
i was depressed,
and i wanted
to take a
you said you'd join me—
didn't mean i wanted
netflix and chill,
it happened before words came
to tell me how to feel about it
newly connected neurons torn apart
forever firing blanks into the microbiological air