I first notice as you undress — the tint
of your skin, neon scratch, cross-hatch aglow
gone all smeary, clippings from cheap newsprint.
Your hair murmurs and purrs. Last radio
afronaut — My Scooby Snacks and reefers
cool next to your starchild heat, space-boot bounce,
wah-wah pedals, cosmic cords and tethers.
You lust for things I can’t even pronounce,
from worlds I can’t see. Your flesh flawless
unveiled. Jacked-up rocket. You bring long lost
sisterhood scents with silk spun from the sun,
thread hewed from novas. What I first notice
is your face pressed against mine; scars crisscrossed
as I sucked on your tongue, curved and cloven.