At first thrust you gasped; cello’s tight sinew
snapping as you opened up, your haunches
splayed, your fingers in the grass, then you drew
your head back, whiplash, and begged with curses,
“¡fóllame el culo!” You made an awed
pucker at either end, a mewl and grunt
into a whine, as the curved bow seesawed
inside you. I named gods (manic, urgent)
who lived for this. What else was there? Later
we curled, sucked from the hookah. Opium
imbued the air. We could’ve been a prayer
to an old life, old death. Cum and conjure.
Gash and harvest. Suture and orgasm.
Instead we’re what the gods left out: horror.
In Spanish, “Fóllame el culo,” translates into, “Fuck my ass.” Of all the instruments that I will never learn how to play the cello is what I set my words to.