Bigtooth Aspen (Populus tremuloides)

True Latitude

When I lie to you it sounds
like I am saying yes,

like I am leaking, as if I am a small
inflatable globe that makes sense

only when plump, only
when you can spin me,

place your finger anywhere
and not hear me hiss.

Darling, dismiss this.
I could never tell you


where you are, only
hint at what you miss.

Matthew Nienow