a study in some magazine or news
paper about people living in
the study was limited to those in
queens or harlem but
your basement apartment
there is no light coming in to burn
the irises. to complete
our equations, all blue & needy
at the foot of the bed,
close to the groundwater we became.
are both queens & harlem, water-
logged or on
the study the people
adapted, as people tend to do.
they fucked. they birthed.
they developed webbing between toes.
its true. i read it some
it up to perhaps exonerate you,
to expel you from the
concrete confines of our love
basement where i plundered you
else to prove you
Amphibian. as if that were enough
to allow both of us