like virgins. But I’ve had them.
— Brenda Shaughnessy, closing lines to “Why Should Only Cheaters and Liars Get Double Lives?” from Our Andromeda (Copper Canyon Press, 2012)
A skeleton holding its density.
The dress that lets you run a business from your bathtub.
They just want to dream a little,
to look pretty.
The climate that bred a hot-house creature
(and other reasons to sit in the dark).