carpet colored seaweed groans under the tension
of our bare feet, i've got words laced up
in the spaces between my toes
where yours are supposed to fit,
my fingers are caterpillars crawling across bone-wall peeking out from
posters and pictures of usandyouandmeandthem.

i shiver, you tell me i've been doing that a lot lately
and
smile like
i mean more than all the girls before and all the ones after,
chipped teeth crooked incisor on the right side,

i memorize you in the dark so if there's light i'll take you with me when i go.


for non-spanish speakers, the title translates to "if you go, i would"