My therapist tells me we have to work on "my problem
1) I wish I could tell you the truth about this; my jaw
has been wired shut more than once.
My boyfriend is bruised and a little embarrassed.
My front tooth is loose and it hurts when I drink
The sheets are in the dryer already. No one heard
I give them names. They recede in the light.
I wish I could say I went away, but I was there
the whole time.
I keep forgetting my body has weight.
2) When I was ten I sat on the bottom of my neighbor's
pool for hours, the pressure on my ears beating
like a huge slow wing. The light flickering
in the marred blue like a hand-held sky.
I kept super-gluing my fingers together, then sucking
The neighbor boy had webbed feet -- his bike had a big cage
on the back.
We went through the woods on my big wheel.
I was never rescued. I forget what happens next.