Still Newlyweds

by Ilya Kaminsky

You step out of the shower and the entire nation calms—

a drop of lemon-egg shampoo,
you smell like bees,

a brief kiss,
I don’t know anything about you—except the spray of freckles on your shoulders!

which makes me feel so thrillingly

I stand on earth in my pajamas,

penis sticking out—
for years

in your direction.

Last updated April 03, 2023