20. Smitten

by Jane Flett


You got the noisecandy
I scraped the gauze heart

How's a girl supposed to
    fix up curtains
Between want & intent?

Your tunamelt cadence
Sank me to ocean floors

I made starfish daisychains
Halos to snag your muscle

You stored your summerpop
    in conch shells, which

I held to my ears &
Got smitten on hula hula

You blew vowelbubbles
We sucked crabmeat

I fell down the fathoms
I landed beneath the waves