Crawling on you in your sleep, I squeeze
insects between my fingers and our sheets.
Summer I’m afraid enough to kill.
I take out the garbage, check your temperature,
rearrange the furniture, knead my knuckles
against your spine. I will write you letters,
fuck up the postage, show strange women
your photographs in different houses.
Stephanie Goehring is co-author, with Jeff Griffin, of the poetry chapbook I MISS YOU VERY MUCH (Slim Princess Holdings, 2011/13) and author of the poetry chapbook THIS ROOM HAS A GHOST (dancing girl press, 2010). She can be found online here.
Photo: Louise Mathias