Brian Clifton

Creep

after TLC

I creep
down low

Belly against
the ground

My man
down low

In the ground

My belly
against
the ground

Against his belly

My body
to dig in

My mess
around

So I creep
what I do

With my body

Is open
belly against
the ground

My man
digs in

With my body

In the ground

My mess
around

His belly
against mine
again

I mess around

My man
knows

What I do

In the ground

Belly against
belly I open

Down low

Let my man

Love my body
estranged

In the ground
my man

Belly against
the ground

I creep
on my belly

What I do
to dig in

My belly
is open
the ground

My man
in the ground

What I do
is dig in

I mess
around

My body
down low
I creep

My man
down low

What I do

In the ground

Is open
with my
mess

My mess
down low
and open

Brian Clifton co-edits Bear Review. His work can be found in: Pleiades, Guernica, Barrow Street, Bennington Review, Prairie Schooner, and other such magazines.
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