Nest of Lips

Mason Gates


i find you again
all gill and throng
will you bleat
for me or at least
sheerly pound?

roof-rat in the grill
i wrote a letter
to the HOA on behalf
of my grandmother as her
senior darling consultant
in all matters roof and rat
this should give you
an idea of how
much you should
want to eat me

my life is interesting
if you think too much
i have a river i
cant get out or into
a dog whose heart
grows arrythmically
who grows older
plants that don’t clean
but burden the air

i call this attitude
karen’s haircut

do you
want to eat
me now?





Mason Gates is a poet living in Porto.