K Rodriguez



Let’s get this out of the way: I will lie to you.
            I just want to be honest.

I will leave in the night. You will be sleeping
            and I will put all the love inside a suitcase
                        and toss it into the sea.

I will not get attached to you
            or to your body.
You should not get attached to me
            or mine.

But you will.
I am very sweet.
I am a liar.
I will tell you I love you
            and it will sound like I mean it.
It will be your fault if you get hurt.
You should have known
            that meaning
                        never means what it means. 

I love you.

I will bury corpses in your navel
            and plant trees inside your mouth.
                        This is not a metaphor for fucking.

I love you.

I love you
            like the self is real.
I love you
            and I am abstracting.
I love you
            will you please concrete me?

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