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POEM

i want
to get lost
with you
in the woods
for a while

i want
to climb a tree
and i want
you
to climb
a different
tree i want us
to look at
each other
while we sit
in different
trees i want

to memorize
your face i want
to yell your
name until
we are surrounded
by wild animals

i want
us to be
wild
animals

i want
to lick
the end
of your nose
and rub
my head
against
your chest

i want
to wear
your clothes
after taking them
off you
i want you
to want me
to take off
your clothes i want

you to hold
my hand and
break every
bone
in my hand i want

my body
against
your body
i want
your body
against
my body

i want
to hide
in your armpit
for a while

i want
to take control
of a plane and
fly it into
the eye
of a tornado

i want
to text you
from inside
the tornado

hi i’m in a tornado
don’t worry
i’m doing great
how are you?

POEM / by Jordaan Mason

i want
to get lost
with you
in the woods
for a while

i want
to climb a tree
and i want
you
to climb
a different
tree i want us
to look at
each other
while we sit
in different
trees i want

to memorize
your face i want
to yell your
name until
we are surrounded
by wild animals

i want
us to be
wild
animals

i want
to lick
the end
of your nose
and rub
my head
against
your chest

i want
to wear
your clothes
after taking them
off you
i want you
to want me
to take off
your clothes i want

you to hold
my hand and
break every
bone
in my hand i want
my body
against
your body
i want
your body
against
my body

i want
to hide
in your armpit
for a while

i want
to take control
of a plane and
fly it into
the eye
of a tornado

i want
to text you
from inside
the tornado

hi i’m in a tornado
don’t worry
i’m doing great
how are you?




Jordaan Mason is a human mess and the author of the novel The Skin Team (Magic Helicopter Press 2013) and the poetry collections Pulling the Wool (Globe and Male 2013) and Swimming Alone in the Backyard (Globe and Male 2014). They live in Toronto with their husband and their cats.