LAUNDROMAT SEXTING (ONE)
Hot you believe in god, belief shows you’re capable of worship.
Hot machines simultaneously cleaning
Belief we have in every stubborn god.
Belief — capability in stubbornness.
My iPhone 6S autocorrects dildo to fulfill, so
Romantic here on Earth, we can spread our hand-rolled butter
On our bread, we can eat
LAUNDROMAT SEXTING (TWO)
Worship — I want you to know what kind of
Worship — my worship — lick each branch
every leaf all leaves
Worship — legs clinging each branch
please god never leave me
Worship — I’m covered in saliva
& out of soap. I’m
Wondering if you’re anyone with capability
LAUNDROMAT SEXTING (THREE)
Worry / the line
I love you as much
as I hate you? /
life so quickly
becomes forever /
my brain’s fistfighting my brain!
Worry / my brain
leaves myself only
our usual defences:
to stay clean
off clinging /
can you show me how to breathe
correct? I’m constantly
I’m out of soap,
I hate as much
as I love you,
I love as madly
as I hate,
I’m out of quarters
so I ask an angel
& look up
LAUNDROMAT SEXTING (FOUR)
Love / can I do laundry at your place?
Love / falling into
Every reason for believing in any
God / I heard a rumor
I spent $500 on two sets of linen sheets /
I heard a rumor there’s a lot of
Water on the moon.
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Margaret Yapp is from Iowa City, Iowa. Her writing has appeared or is forthcoming in Post Road Magazine, Peach Mag, Apartment Poetry & elsewhere. Margaret is an MFA candidate at the Iowa Writers’ Workshop.