Hours After Practice But Before A Shower

(East Village Arts Collective, London, CA)

ready
ok
ready
ok
we’ll start
do you feel good
ok
ready
ok
go
I read your twitch
and move with you
for the audience
which isn’t there yet
you are a Cancerian
and you are a boxer
and you are the most competitive person
I have ever met
I feel your body
pulsing under mine
breathing at intervals
loosen up
move gently
loosen up
more gently
loosen up
more gently on my neck
if I tap you like this
it means ease off
and you’ll know
that you are getting too excited
in the moment
if I tap you like this
it means listen harder
if I tap you like this
it means you are digging your nails into my skin
in the moment
just be loose
OH!
you got my nose
you know when you see a white flash
after getting smashed in the face
and you’re like
for a moment
is my nose straight?
OH!
you got my nose
you know when you see a white flash
after getting smashed in the face
and you’re like
for a moment
pain is alright
OHW!
you got my nose
you know when you see a white flash
after getting smashed in the face
and you’re like
for a moment
WOOOAW
I feel fucking great!!!!!!

(East Village Arts Collective, London, CA)

the worst accidents don’t happen in practice
but when people are watching

hours after practice
but before a shower
I said
I can smell you on my skin
specifically on the skin of my shoulders
which I can press into my nostrils

hours after practice
but before a shower
I said
I can smell you on my skin
I said
I never noticed your specific scent
until I smelled it on myself

hours after practice
but before a shower
I said
I can smell you on my skin
to which you replied
ew.

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