Michelle Ovalle: Rewind

Blink out the stars, tangle blue
in my throat, your fingers
pull the knot in my sweatpants,
palm to navel push,
hunger takes over, slips up
torso, left breast, tongue
your blue highway print
on chest and neck, marking
me for silent screams,
wild hair pull,
my head, your hands cradle
before freefall,
my body, your map—
in this cartography, stars mark
highways, blue Route 66
stretching out, fingers grasping.

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