Editing poetry: Polarities

This piece is really intended to be more about the death of a relationship than anything sexual…

He says that
he doesn’t want to hurt you
sounds different
when he’s not on top
in that dizzying crush
stifling tightness
you begin to die
so quickly
is it better
when you recline, eat grapes
expire one cell at a time
this is more
dregs of shared tea leaves
all else divided
in scored knife
eyeliner line
weighted us down
with sandbags and circuits
we rose too quickly
in the airless space
it seems that
emotions too
have some terminal velocity


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