this poem wants something that it will never have

︎︎︎︎︎ Rocco Rinaldi-Rose

︎ Aug 5, 2023

We have team meetings in the bathroom with the overflowing toilet
            out in the garden, pissing over the magnolias

My friend tells me that I’m good at having sex with men
            because I never look them in the eye

I think that’s a kind way of saying
           something monstrous

but I love her
            anyway, just for saying it

Rocco Rinaldi-Rose is a poet, photographer, and psychologist born and raised in New York City, where she still lives. She thinks too much about trees and is fascinated by dinosaurs.