- Vol. 05
- Chapter 10
There was a man no—many men
who touched me mouthed me ate me.
I swabbed their cheeks with my tongue.
I see them in my son and daughter
though they are not their fathers.
And women, too, many times over.
Anyone who ever changed me
has entered me. I have a gate
with no lock permeable as the skin
of a cell block. Molecular as connective
tissue and equally empty. Stay awhile.
Then pass through me and the residue
you leave behind— I will smoke it.
Inhale you until you too leave no trace.