His smell stays on me how feeling wool
clings to your cheeks.
Smell the inside of my wrist:
the cigarettes he gave up, the way
inside both our throats always healing,
wood chips in my lashes.
Smell the back of my knees:
sheets selected for thread count, too high
to see grief woven in, he washes
his hands with dish soap.
A weed tinged welcome,
breath patterns spread like
crystalline rash across glass,
the vape sounds like ice cubes clinking
ice against teeth taste after dinner drinks
drinks go down like sawdust