I’m A Little Turned On

by big words          cowboy boots          tattooed forearms

by a handover my mouthstifling a groan

& by rollercoasters          but only that initial drop          

that bottoming outI’m a little turned on

by bottoms          arms slung          around my back

hands fisting hairby Saturn’s ringssunlight

a cautious pinky finger          tracing mine          by the pink

skinat the venus boneheat

of a neck          painted nails          a back arched toward me

Despy Boutris is the author of Burials (Bull City Press, 2022). Her writing has been published in Copper Nickel, Guernica, Ploughshares, Crazyhorse, Agni, American Poetry Review, Gettysburg Review, and elsewhere.