The Best Things, Incomplete (2016)
Fresh flannel sheets
and lying naked in them
like the world’s largest, most bed-like pajamas.
Being right when everyone tells you you’re wrong.
Discovering 8 years late that your first teenage crush
was crushing on you too
way back when.
Cheese. All of it.
The love and devotion of a dog.
Asshole friends. Note: this is better if you, too, are an asshole.
That part of your (rare) salon visit
when they wash your hair for you
and it’s basically a luke-warm scalp massage
from a woman with fantastic nails.
Lobster — as a food, as an object, as a concept.
Drinking in movie theaters.
When that song you forgot you love comes on
and your body is already moving to it
before recognition settles in.
Hearing “I love you” from someone for the first time.
Saying “I love you” back and knowing you actually mean it.
Being able to continue saying it, meaning it, and hearing it -
all with someone you respect and regularly do horrible things with
that you can’t discuss in public.