BALDHIP Magazine: Issue 08

Lauren Elizabeth Holmes

[soft]ly on your [palate]

[soft]ly on your [palate]
our mouths move as one
stuck still/unmoved
ears yearn for din
deaf to the truth/mute
intertwining the words of yes, no, stay, go
until all that is left is a soft[ly] palate[able]
ushering of please.
I don’t love you anymore.