I ate dinner at midnight
My midnight lover ate dinner with me. I threw a kiss at him across the table
His kiss flew across the table, dinner now bones and gristle. I ate the kiss. My lover bled midnight from his eyes, threw moonlight from his mouth. Meet me tonight under the gaslight he said.
Moonlight and gaslight flew all the same to me. I threw his midnight back across the table like a bowling ball. A cave like a maw called to me. My mouth bled bones and a kiss from my lover’s eyes. We ate gristle for dinner tonight and we’re sated, filled with twilight banter and the shrill song of nightjars pickled white. At the end is only desert and dry.
The desert eats bones and gristle. Each cave echos a moonlight song.