Hole of Affinity
by Nathan Hoks
When I take my lover in my teeth
It is to hear her talking.
And when I thrash the moonlight
It is because she is lying sideways
While I want to lie at an angle.
Invisible blood seeps out of my ear.
I’m going to leak orange light
Out of the mouth. I’ll be the sun,
A blaring erasure haunting
The soundless field at dusk.
I’m going to dive into the anthill
Where my god has gone to hide.
I want to know why
We are made of so many holes.