"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

immediately

 

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