i. about the sunlight and how it gets inside you
like fish hooks or
an old kind of hunger.
ii. about your mother's addiction to drugstore blush and smeared lipstick,
your father's penchant for the scent
of pipe tobacco,
how your house was a vintage animal claws.
iii. about the creek, your muddy feet,
that time you kissed a boy
even though everyone said you shouldn't
because you were a boy too.
about the lavender springs you kept in a water glass
on your nightstand,
how he laughed,
how you loved him for the warmth of it.