Say moon one more time. Say mouth and sky and swoon. I would ask you to sing me to sleep but then I might sleep away the few hours we have -- it’s unfair, it’s always been so, seconds slipping from our fingers like silk from a shoulder leaving us alone in this skin touching like strangers in a moonlit field of snow, a bliss so pure it could be mistaken for sadness.
To the Elderly Couple Making Out in a Red Toyota Prius in the Parking Lot of Home Depot
Goddamn right the errands can wait.
-- Amorak Huey is author of four books of poems including Dad Jokes from Late in the Patriarchy (Sundress, 2021). Co-founder with Han VanderHart of River River Books, Huey teaches at Bowling Green State University in Ohio. He also is co-author with W. Todd Kaneko of the textbook Poetry: A Writer’s Guide and Anthology (Bloomsbury, 2018).