puckered & gathered
flat backs, side to side
turn me this way & that//hold my hand
superheros on a Sunday maybe the world doesn’t need saving tonight (maybe you do)
thick swale of curtains blue slate black
everything knotted//somethings are harder than others
angels that curve, angles actually. [you told me the secret i promised to keep it but i won't, actually] bow down.
find your arms, find your knees everything moves in degrees i made
just below your collarbone
where no one
would see it
it’s actually not an either/or: you like the way I smell
through the hedgegrove
dark fox, little & quick
in & out of what’s in store.
(Vicky Shick’s PATHÉTIQUE, MINIATURES IN DETAIL was made in collaboration with the dancers Olsi Gjeci, Lily Gold, Omagbitse Omagbemi and Marilyn Maywald Yahel, with set & costumes by Barbara Kilpatrick, sound design by Elise Kermani and lighting by Bill Schaffner. I saw it at the 92nd Street Y on March 8th, Sunday, at 3 o’clock in the afternoon.)