I have had a few lovers who I wish had loved
me more. The one who wore a waxed jacket,
one in a white fencing suit and a quickly made
bed on the floor, and one who spoke only
Welsh to me. I loved one of the above the
most, but you won’t know which one is you.
Maybe they are all variations of you. When
you tell me about stressing strands, I think
they seem magical. Like the time you use my
name, eyebrow raised.
Wendy Allen's pamphlet, Plastic Tubed Little Bird, will be published in May 2023 by Broken Sleep.