A photograph is just the memory
of light. Even when there’s no such thing
as remembering and there’s only revision.
So too are stars a revision
of what was once just the dark.
Sex isn’t knowing. But it’s vision.
The way a person takes off their pants,
the hop, the sit and tug. No matter;
to find softness in the eye of your lover,
not the cunt, not the mouth of time.
Elysia Lucinda Smith is a full-time record slinging, book selling, bike riding, poet. She also likes to play pool. Her first book, UNRULY was released from BlazeVox on Halloween of 2016.