I. On Screen


[the teacher, the
wannabe lecherous bundle of
sticks and mortar]
was attempting
--- and failing---
to effectively explain the minute wriggling
of chloroplasts on a wet mount, writhing their last
under a high-powered microscope, their death
made humiliating by being displayed
on screen.
Using words like "turgid" and
"guard cell" and "stoma", while I
was thinking
"teeth" and "gyrate" and "sweet-wet"
of mouth-made contusions and half-permanent
scrap-of-moon-shaped blushes, also
imprisoned (likely)
on screen.