becoming Tag

“I want to be unabashed, audacious, to gobble / space, to blush deeper each day in the sun, knowing / I’ll end up in an eager mouth.”

"I do not want / to give myself—I want to be stem, / stamen, petal, not blossom, not bloom—"

"and she said honey / she calls me that sometimes / she said you can do just exactly / what you want to"