A while ago, I told my boyfriend that
I won’t put the worm on the hook
because I think the worm looks
like my clit. We were naked on the bed
examining said specimen when he said no
way, but I maintained that to me it does,
and he asked, “Do you want me
to get the worms?” Live Bait,
a Styrofoam cup in the fridge.
The worms looked
cold. Since then, quail feathers, a snake shed,
the deckle edge around
I wake up
a warm body
left to sleep in.
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