I knew it intimately
The way blood seeped in the cracks
Of pearled skin on the backs of my hands
You spoke ultimately
In between breaths of urgency
A circadian rhythm of an internal clock
The second-hand waving, brushing
Passing the numbers before
The tick changes to shrieking, grinding,
You, change, a circadian beat.
Brown thread for a black burned couch
You squint small to find the hole
In the needle.
A confirmation of creating
The false foundation of affection.
The thread weak, shreds
What happens when thick blood falls from palms
On fabric, and seeps.
Quarters in a bubblegum machine
Yellow flavor never spiraled down
I, disposable, urgent
A lack of intimate, ultimate