Treva Lewis The 2River View, 8.1 (Fall 2003)
Lights Out

four months ago you told me
we were like fireflies in your bed
owning the night by
writing our names with our body light.

i have never seen a firefly.

the closest ive come is my gloworm doll
when i was seven bruising my chest against its
huge plastic head under covers,
and wondering,

will it always hurt
to sleep with someone i love?

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