Am I free with you

Photograph by John Livzey

Photograph by John Livzey

My intransigent gene is glowing,
adrenaline screaming through,

though truly it’s no sweat
as we’ve no time for turbulence,

hands to our phones,
checking our likes, hunting best tacos

beyond known borders. Though
I do want to know: am I free

to disagree without you leaving me alone
to chant dark mantras

and hunker or dance on my own
as the rain blows in?