Rows upon rows of
tender skins, resting fragile. Light
within hardened crates we sit
while watching lines crawl by — streets
smothered in hot oiled breath, above concrete
I watch her from dusty, steamed windows:
She peels quickly
the fibrous tissue beneath her nails, pink oh
and stretching skin from flesh. Juice
dripping in heat.
I smell her haunting scent as she
feeds me fruit, orange-colored.