The only thing I forget when you are around
is myself, like those stupid sailors who jumped
into the sea, forgetting themselves and the
barest clue they might have had not to drown.
No one came for their sake. Did you know that
you are the sirens' song that you loved to cite?
You are the reason why wars are conched,
why Gods go foolish over the ones they make.
And you are the face that launched.... When
you are around, I feel dumb, speaking words
that make no sound, I feel light, and when
you look at me, boy, it's either that I go blind
or this whole fucking world goes out of sight.