Elaine Sun



You Are So Beautiful is something only heard directly before sex

and I Love You is something entirely different from I Am In Love With You

and i know these things, so now

i will only dream of people i have never met

and each morning i will feel some absurd sense of loss


remind me,

how does a person utilize body language and tone of voice and diction such that their conversational partner does not accidentally think that the person wants to be anywhere but there?

i seem to have forgotten

i think it may have something to do with the fact that

everything is beginning to look small

and blurry


you have become

a little selfish

and strange

and now

the meanings of the words




have escaped me

and now

spoken words

can no longer be relied upon

so here is a pen

here is my body


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