fingers hair woven by Robert Mayo

Illustration by Dora O'Neill and Karina Blodnieks

Illustration by Dora O'Neill and Karina Blodnieks

fingers hair woven
pull upon the tanned nape
for you to
                                   smear
                                   with hot breath
                                   and slow
                                   and gentle lips

an asymptote
a dust mite
a tick
latched to a
                       slowly
                                    forming
                                                    bruise
    a dust might
    be forming on
    your brain, soon