[[“besos fantasmas,” kisses from your favorite ghost, darling]]
Kiss like an omen. Kiss like its doomsday.
Cold bled lips. “Besos de un fantasma,”
as my lover, a Cádiz ghost, would say.
Swell. Her ozone. When I lick her karma
she melts. Love has no rules, which is why
I’m so bad at it. There should be rites, witch
craft, blood oaths; anything to defy
expectations. I ruined her death, glitch
in the fog, by calling her only half
way home. I’m a lousy fish. I keep her
asleep in my small eye. Palpitations;
she wakes, crawls out with a kiss and a laugh.
I love it all bad: bad teeth, bad posture,
bad rites and bad Spanish teenage demons.