"You Push Me Down and I Like It" by Amy Saul-Zerby

there isn’t any other way to say this

than to say it


when you leave, i strip the bed



there was a time i would have let

the sweat-stained sheets stay


now i am afraid to tell anyone

you were here

"I Can Let Anyone Inside Me If I Want To" by Amy Saul-Zerby


i can fuck you without

either of us taking off

our shoes & pretend like

it didn't happen.


i could never do what you do

says a stranger after

the reading. says

you're very brave


i don't bother telling her

that i'm not really, i've just

been thru so much worse

than stage fright