'April' & 'Conjoined': Two Poems by Robert Beveridge



APRIL


Saucy, cruel, the hues,

the breasts of April mark

themselves on my focus

even months later


in this hundred degree heat

I fall to my knees and pray

for the clouds to roll in

the rain to drench us






CONJOINED


Throw your head back

arch your lips


I touch

with reverence

and tears

the woven white

silk of your shift


kiss the mirror

I kiss you


the world tilts

cold

ignore it

come lie

close to me

under hot blankets


sear our flesh

together

under red light's

glow for all time


melt the lace

that covers you

come to me

feel the warmth

stream through your body

as we join

fused by lips

and hands that trace

thunder together


sleep with me

and dream

we are not scarred





Robert Beveridge (he/him) makes noise (xterminal.bandcamp.com) and writes poetry in Akron, OH. Recent/upcoming appearances in Collective Unrest, Cough Syrup, and Blood & Bourbon, among others.

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