Two Micros by Fran Tirado

Cool Life Tip

if you kiss

your own knee
you can

trick yourself
the lips are

someone else


You Once Met a Gay Man with Glaucoma

he’d be blind
by thirty            (“better dead”)
you prayed to       one day
have a chance          in a bright room
in this world         he only fondles
its pinkness &          the brilliant


“my body remembers its first silence”