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, 



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


Yellowing as you define


                                    How heavy

What is all this beautiful –

Althea Seloover, 2020