|| 2 Poems by Noah Kaplowitz ||


"write a poem
about me."
she says

"i can't"i say"i don't hate you
so she paints her
goddesses on canvas

as i write these lines.
i want to tell her
such lovely things.



all you can do is your best

i moved 3,000 miles
to be with her.
and on this
my first morning
in our home
as i shit out my coffee
i scan the bathroom
for reading material
all i find
is a box of tampons
on each one's wrapper
is printed
a little inspirational message
i read one

"all you can do is your best"

i smile
wipe my ass
open the window and chilly
pacific northwest air
tickles my face,
sweetens my nostrils.