like you can pin down into one sentence
this circling housefly feeling—
Reach out and pinch it by the scruff
(Do flies even have necks?)
and make a taxonomic study of it.

Ah yes, this is a Domestic Shorthair Crush,
the kind that burns bright and hot
and fades in a week.

I like talking to you.

But when you reached to caress my neck
I turned to flee so fast
I hit the glass door twice on the way out.

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