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Apogee
by Sara K. Penrod
Thursday, July 20, 2006
Rated "PG13" by the Author.
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Apogee


 


With you, pillow talk means


lox lines and external


fuel tanks. I have only the vaguest


notion of what these are. On hot


August nights, you try


to trace constellations, but stars


 


dance past my eyes. I put out


my tongue because I dreamed


I could catch them


like powdered sugar, tingeing


my saliva with sweetness. And now,


 


each night I lie


beside you, and I know there is more


than plasma and planetary dust


in the vacuum between our bodies.


 


You roll over and mutter


about O-rings and heat tiles.

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