17th Street Review

Easily Detachable (Just Like Velcro)

Ana Carrete

i separate the thoughts of why you please me

and focus on your body instead.


on what i can touch if i can

touch it it’s real i allow myself to

believe because it’s so cold today

when you ask me what i’m doing around 9 pm

or even vaguer if i am free tonight or tomorrow i say

tomorrow because i’m out with

someone else or i can

imagine replying no you can’t

kiss me immediately i will only

hang out with you later this

week if you handcuff me so i

can replace my previous hand-

cuffing experience.

i’ll wear long sleeves

to work the next day. fashion

over comfort when we press

together i won’t adhere

on purpose  

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