date me

after you date amy kay

Take a core of carbon from my marrow

Test how much of me has radiated away

In your silver suit laboratory

Compare me to peer groups found red-haired and shriveled in Irish moors

This one missing rear skull fragments

Still smiles with proud pre-pepsi teeth

My DNA mingles with the peat moss

Mulched in the ancestors' dining room

But I am whole

Salt bloat and onion rings

Found braided into the couch cushions

After a marathon of Perfect Strangers

The brownian motion of dating

The soap drop that sheds pepper flakes

The science experiment with unclear results