Self-Portrait as CD
After Aimee Nezhukumatathil
Who else makes your nostalgia sparkle like lust?
Who else sets the light to beaming an artificial aurora—
cyan magenta lilac blush?
I’ll only let you touch me if you touch me like the tongue-red
glow of a 780-nanometer wavelength laser:
if you make me whirl until I’m giddy,
lacquer beading off into sweet rainbow sweat,
your heart and my spiral track pulsing in sync. If you make me dance
as hard as you danced.
So what if I’m scratched? If I skip? If I stutter,
I want you to know what I said.
I’ll only let you touch me if you want to know me by heart.
Josephine Desir is definitely an actual human being. She enjoys human pastimes such as eating foods, drinking liquids, and wearing clothing items.