Here, pornography is clean yet threadbare:
stores tucked behind blockbuster stalls
or on the second floor.
Expose skin smooth but blur
private parts to noise.
Pixels turn to clothes.
Tonight, a disappearing act.
How to feign interest
with a couple of bodies
huddled in a steam room. Breathe
but keep lust to yourself
covered with a thin towel.
Silence is a giant monster shadowing
the skyscrapers. Superheroes cry
out underground, their frames possessed
by frenzying lights. If everything not saved
will be lost, surrender these figures
to their own darknesses.
10 July 2017