Licking his lips
he stares at the box
the contents are hidden
it’s hard to pull off but it keeps you safe
as long as he doesn’t unwrap you
#Guest author, Catherine B. Krause is a #queer disabled trans ex-programmer, lunatic, and former literary publisher. Her poem “[first down]” appears in the recent anthology Rabbit Ears: TV Poems (NYQ Books, 2015), which was reviewed favorably in The Boston Globe and The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.