Recipe

 

Love.


Take 1 part dragonfly juice.

1 part evaporated ice,

1 wisp of smoke

And add a heaping spoonful of lateral gravity.

 

Combine 1 part delighter fluid,

1 part joy venom

And some complicated syrup.

 

Add 3 awkward glances,

2 catcalls

And 1 hubba-hubba.

 

Add a twist of fate,

A float of hope,

And 1 drop of flopsweat.

 

Stir until dizzy.

 

Rim glass with fingernail clippings or the crushed lenses of a pair of Victorian opera glasses.

Garnish with a little umbrella of parchment upon which is written a suicide note or a sonnet.

Pour into a mug of burnished moonstone or a hypodermic.

 

Best served in an inny belly button.

 

 

Miami, Summer, 2010

Also appears in Mipoesias Poetry Journal

 

 

 

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