"I peeled / a banana. And cursed God—His arrogance, / His gall—to still expect our devotion / after creating love."
"on the days I want to be alive I tell myself I deserve a marching band / or at least a string section to announce my arrival
"There’s a dream I have in which I love the world. I run from end to end like fingers through her hair."
If Life Is As Short As Our Ancestors Insist It Is, Why Isn’t Everything I Want Already At My Feet by Hanif Abdurraqib
"I am a simple man. I want, mostly, / a year that will not kill me when it is over."
"i used to think there was only one part of / the body meant for kisses, / but on your body I discovered a thousand places."
"Snow is a landscape of loneliness. // It returns to Earth if only to be touched a little longer."