After Ada Limón
was that humans produce magnetite
in the tissue of their body, that amongst
all the softness of skin & flesh, crystals –
glittery & hard – are hidden in the head:
the brain, a cave of memories & maps.
Perhaps that’s why, after all this time,
I still feel drawn to you, north & south poles,
coming into contact with each magnetic field.
I walk & my feet carry me towards you
& I want to believe it’s more than attachment
theory, that there is an exact science to this,
the chemicals not just inside me, turning me
into paper clips that are sucked, get stuck
to the pull of you, but who knew, magnets
could be so strong they shatter, they both shatter.