Temporary tattoosI am a foolish girl, halfway around the worldTemporary tattoos by comatose-comet
letting my eyes drift into other currents, my
hands across different mountain range spines.
I am a foolish girl, distracted by the pretty boys
smiling back at me across the bar, the hall, the
street, forgetting your outline stretched in my shadow.
I am a foolish girl, who can’t remember if your eyes
are aqua or obsidian, if you have dimples or not,
who can’t remember the spark when you held my hand.
I am a foolish girl, wandering into lions’ dens
leaving bread crumb trails for big bad wolves
to follow, fawning over hercules without remorse.
I am a foolish girl with a foolish heart and I’m sorry
because when I come back to you, my love may already
have been devoured by another, a boy with canines
and claws instead of peony petal skin and velvet rose atria;
you are a wise boy with a naïve heart, a heart too soft
for a foolish, forgetful girl like me.