Bent over the end
of a wood-paneled partition
and wearing nothing
but a pair of red cowboy boots
with intricate white-threaded designs
stitched into their sides, you cannot help
but look at ourselves in the mirror
when singular becomes plural and everything is
double of what is double
already: naked bodies entwining
imaginary into real.
Joshua Ware lives in Denver, CO. He is the author of Homage to Homage to Homage to Creeley, which won the 2010 Furniture Press Poetry Prize, as well as several chapbooks. Recently, his manuscript How We Remake the World: A Concise History of Everything, which he co-wrote with the poet Trey Moody, won the first annual Slope Editions Chapbook Prize. New work appears or is forthcoming in Country Music, Conduit, Cream City Review, diode, ILK, Nano Fiction, and Third Coast.