Skinny-dipping in rye whiskey nights
I’d like to forget if I only remember
you are my last cigarette in the morning
what was it you were saying last night?
Something about getting a boat and going all kung-fu like leaving the world behind
I remember writer’s block
and aiming for the big cheese
I was laying on my back with my dreams
I inhaled, you inhaled, we both exhaled with ease
Isn’t it wild?
we go back further than you think
before there was a moon in the sky
you spill blood and I drink ink
Dangling my toes into the ether
looking into your eyes for a different point of view
here comes that old flame
it’s just the spark I needed
dawn comes and she brings me to my knees
no other place I’d rather be
I spill my soul and you spill the wine
we’ll make it in another lifetime
So send along a lifeline
and even on my worst day
I’ll have the best time
all because of you
©2020 Christian Garduno All rights reserved.
Christian Garduno edited the writing compilation Evolver and his own solo poetry collection Face, while a History undergraduate at the University of California, Berkeley. His work can also be read in Spillwords.com, Corpus Christi Writers 2020, and Riza Press, where his poem, “The Return”, was a Finalist in their 2019 Multimedia Poetry and Art Contest. He currently lives and writes along the South Texas coast with his wonderful wife Nahemie, young son Dylan, and his pet bear-cub Theodore Bexar.