How You Bring Me To Play

Do you find the same soft supposition in our tender play?

That this is forever?

 

We’ve written the imaginative certainty

Into a shared future of warring aesthetic –

My Alice in Wonderland Fever Dream 

Your minimalist optimism and refrain

 

We are both home

In our beds, 

forever? 

 

In play you taught me

 

                      To shriek

                                             Hear loudly

Hold yourself as if 

you needed to be held

 

How we’ve aligned in exchange of all this 

tender play.

 

In your kitchen where we church,

The butcher block is clean

Before you shred

Cheese.

Yellowing as you define

                           Intensity

                                    How heavy

What is all this beautiful –

Althea Seloover, 2020