AN ACT OF ADOPTING ONE POLICY OR WAY OF LIFE
how slow the switch flips / the plastic dial / the rotary phone / devices weep inside / controlling a heart / against an ear / wrapped around a wrist to tell
linear time / emotion is not always digital
A CHANGE, ESPECIALLY A RADICAL ONE
watch the about-face / on / off / we in our separate chairs / then
in one bed / debating the politics of cuddling / every man loves
a leg thrown over him like a blanket
Caroline Kessler is a poet, editor, and facilitator currently living in limbo / St. Louis. She is the co-creator of The 18 Somethings Project, a writing adventure, and co-founder of Index/Fist, a creative collective that publishes zines. More at carokess.com.