hope you enjoyed the long wknd
or, come home now sasha

by Alex Gudding

the fruit of the past four days lies feasted-on
rest bestie, each year they do grow back
time turning them in its deliberate way

tumble thru some soil with me, cutie
we are perennial and gentle argonauts
we ride baby, deeper cooler water
drizzled in the honey of overthought

the day we win the battle (we will)
i will forget, so gently
fucking silk, i’m telling you

look, look, out there dancing
the light brilliantly on the waves

alex gudding is a trans-nonbinary organizer, administrator, and poet from north dakota.