Pillow Text        
by Josh Crummer


We’re hot


because we’re so lonely

so we text. We undress



black and white pixels –

such bedroom eloquence

we can never vocalize,


which is sexy. We exchange


intimate images


so secret it must be dirty.


We’re dirty because our fingers glide

across touchpads, plastic,


ourselves.


We’re hot because we can’t be seen.


We strive to be electricity –


the 4G s

and high speeds

and thrusting machines –


but can’t. Our climaxes,

erratic. And like premature

endings we lay alone,

ashamed,

unsure of what to type.


And we are still lonely.
About Josh Crummer:
Josh Crummer is a poet from the Tri-City area of Michigan. His work has appeared
in online collections Bare Back Magazine, Eunoia Review and From the Dark Side
Anthology, and has appeared in print in Central Review and Cardinal Sins.
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