maybe he’s
equally as eclipsed by distance
as I’m even
eagerly possessed

say a sound
is diminished
maybe a beat quickens
towards the rest

an elision slips
easily at the end
wearing a sleeveless
mini as the heart

is already undressed.
maybe we seem
too pleasing or
too blessed

to pass anymore tests
so we freely
marry our ribs
in our chests & we’re

really too ready
but possession comes last
in Russian, a vowel
stays longer in the west