“Where you been? Where you headed?” My new nowhere is now here— Found it under your collar. But now it flits past your ear Sweeps past my pinky Ducks your ear lobe Wisps through hair —fluttered and red— Tickles my lips —softening As they near your pale neck, Unfreckled, fragrant, unfragile. Now nowhere ceases to be. My next nowhere will bounce— It can’t stay late tonight. It will sink, burrow, coil, Hesitate, then run. Your smile will do the same. Nowhere will stall begore it goes, Lingering between each knee. My smile will do the same. Then nowhere will walk out the door. Into a night sky nightmare. And you’ll do the same. Chasing a new nowhere.