is this sad?
or do you mean to say, quiet down, tiny brain.
hipster haircuts are for the dogs.
are we driving to West Texas in a rainstorm?
the lightning won’t strike us. it is forbidden.
we’ll be wearing Prada socks.
i show you my palms. i mean surrender. i mean
come away with me. i mean let’s make this look
like a movie.
i think it would be sexy for you to floss my teeth.
call me on facetime. even, even when you’re just
down the street.
West Texas & Disneyworld are different things.
hope i get married in both places.
hope you’ll bury your head in my crotch in both places.
a quiet cowboy will tell us where to eat. he’ll buy us a
drink. everyone in Texas isn’t a homophobe. he tells us
i think about the cowboy sons & daughters we will have.
name them: august, wolf, epcot, olly.
will be their playground.
Travis Tate is a queer witch who writes plays & poems & performs. They are a MFA candidate at the Michener Center for Writers. Their poems are featured in Vanilla Sex Magazine, The Matador Review, Reservoir, Girl Blood Info and forthcoming in MR. MA’AM and Borderlands: Texas Poetry Review. Their solo show, It’s A Travesty! One Night With Jazzie Mercado! will be featured in the 2017 Cohen New Works Festival at UT.