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.