The Field of Longing and the Desire to Preserve (To Preserve)
what colour is corners of a mouth
the space before the semicolon is empty.
the space before a colon is :
time— as an “I can’t remove the I from you”
transparency— is a please of recurrence
to touch: the empty space before or after a colon,
the way time drips down a page
the desire for surfaces
tell me (break/please) the function of
a question mark
a kind of erasure,
a body that’s my body (the corners turned up)
of a mouth
of a box of buttons.
The Landscape We Left on Each Other by Lauren Elle DeGaine is a Blasted Tree collection of poetry.
ISBN [Digital]: 978-1-987906-37-0
Cover Design by Kyle Flemmer