oh yes


Oh Yes
William Matthews
My hands, my fists, my small bells
of exact joy,
clappers cut out
because they have lied.

And your tongue:
like a burnt string
it holds its shape until
you try to lift it.

We’re sewn into each other
like money in a miser’s coat.
Don’t cry. Your wounds are
beautiful if you’ll love mine.

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