print, copy, fax machine. scan, wait, jammed.
i’ve been waiting at the printer for nearly a decade. it says “sending data to printer. please wait.” ~ flutter, giggle, glance, look, caught! blush, smile. she danced with my angels, twirled with my demons and sang to me: The Hymn of the Delirious. ~ hold, position, down, slide! smooth, wait, dry. if this correction tape could’ve conceal my inhibitions, perhaps my agonising fidget would’ve settled to a soft sigh. ~ stare, lustful, lip-bite, smirk, walk. bed, love. the curves of your body i will read, like the morning sunrise on a winter’s night; you are my drug. ~ click, click, position, pressure. slide, smooth, cursive; beautiful. my ruler has been helping its foe draw parallel lines; they’ll never actually meet. ~ screams, footsteps, SLAP! crash, sob, slam, silence. i’ve been saying the same sentence for almost a decade, and it hasn’t stopped being true yet; nothing. is. erasable. ~