HOW WE LAY
Your crooked mouth drops beneath my navel,
I drive you downward and picture her blonde
hair sheathing your forehead months ago when
backs slammed walls like fists and she shoved
your honest face between her legs like a movable
shower-head. You were silent and flexible then,
so I pretend your mouth is straight and my hair
not the color of potting soil -- dirty, no matter
which way you look at it.
Rachel Mallino is 27 years old and lives in South Florida. Her poetry
has appeared in SaucyVox Review, Poems Neiderngasse and Poets Online.