The Burglary

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I want to touch your flesh. Carne. I draw an invisible line on his right arm, then another on the left. “Are you trying to open me in the middle?” He asks. I explain that my impulses are violent, but my gesture kind. What do I do with my desire? I question myself. Outside, Susie the dog barks, when hearing his voice. I can’t stay longer. A policeman, in the line up, asks for a coffee and comments that the heat increases the probability of burglaries. I nod, unsure if I understand why. When my boyfriend walks away, part of me is already taken.

Poem published in The Impressment Gang.