regarding your appreciation

what was it about my
that you
a d o r e d
was my
anemic countenance
by the black of my suit jacket
near the shrimp platter
w/dried blood beneath my fingernails
as i offered you a cheap
in a moonlit facsimile of
something more

perhaps my wording
the way i burped consonants
and vowels
without politely excusing myself

i should ask
but that might disturb
the delicate

© Emerys Watchel, 2017 All rights reserved.


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