a secret kissing – Liam Burke
the sun stretches within kissing distance and i, the moon, lean to sniff her solar scent – sunshine and cedar – after trysts we emerge gather the mess of earth – wring out rags wet with soot and insects hang to dry on clotheslines over canyons i kiss soil off sore palms bask in her backlight in every window every kitchen rejoice in those soft peaks where astral lovers hang in the sky almost touching almost ah but how short our time ah but how sweet each night
Liam Burke (he/him/himbo) lives in Ottawa, Canada, on unceded Algonquin Anishinaabe land. He is most recently the co-author of ‘machine dreams’ with natalie hanna (Collusion, 2021) and ‘Orbital Cultivation’ with Manahil Bandukwala (Collusion, 2021). His work has most recently appeared in Olney Magazine, Roi Fainéant, INKSOUNDS, the Daily Drunk and Savant-Garde, and is forthcoming in Sledgehammer Lit and Rejection Letters.
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