Poem

a mouth opens and

a poem slides off the tongue like a watermelon seed.

It falls out onto the table

it soaks up the sun

and dries until it's hollow. 

 

a poem falls into a hand

and slides between the fingers.

It picks up the dirt beneath the fingernails,

and is thrown to the floor.

 

a poem slips down the throat,

and rests inside the stomach.