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After a session in the pool, water being
the only thing large enough to hold
the anxiety that my body was trying to hold,
I saw you, and your
I thought about why someone would
wear lipstick to swim? and wondered,
if that had stayed on your lips
the entire time your face
All the anxieties that my mind had been
riddled with for the past hour,
instantly replaced with this new,
Why? Why would someone wear
lipstick to swim?
And then, the mirror in the gym
locker room showed me
that my eye was a deep
Streaks of color like a sunset
in the white of my eye.
And now the mote on your lips is the beam
in my eye, and again, I have
"worry about oneself."