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Michael Naghten Shanks

"Another Piece of Toast"


I wanted You for the first time

stood in the marshmallow rain

smiling for every Da Vinci

a week later You got drunk and we fucked

before You woke I memorized the patterns of blueberry skin beneath your


for breakfast You soothed your throat

with coconut water You found in my refrigerator

I would have cooked

if You stayed