Dirty Movie
J. Michael Wahlgren

I care about you though I fear
Signs of showing it, so you are in the dark

Hallway of make-belief, shunned and ready.
And place drugs its wonderment, any

Space between us and them seems to ling
And shine, drained of its waters, broad shoulders.

Life-like. And combustion of the deepest engines
Turn when we roam. Soul inside rekindled dreams

Of while we are apart to retrieve something more
Than sticks. I think its stems have roots. I think

I'm chasing you to an extreme. Like a pie crust
That melts & crunches, is dealt to a throat

Down into beloved, tethered love. You beat me across
The room with phrasings. I think it a game.