lover lay me down

.

my mouth was a swollen cherry
that was a bruise in the bathroom
mirror

i made curfew in time and i
could still taste the metal of
his lip ring

i changed into white cotton
panties so clean a good girl might
wear

i kissed mom goodnight and didn't let
on that a beautiful boy had been inside
me

his fingers buried deep and hot
spreading and stroking and stretching
hymen

he had touched my face and kissed
my hair and tasted like diet Coke
sweetness

i wrote everything down so that
i wouldn't ever ever ever ever
forget