dry baby

our baby is dry and we are wringing it against ourselves trying to wheedle every bit we can from it

rubbing it against the rocks of our faces and wrenching it in our fists
we provoke cajole bite withhold and taunt wanting a point a laugh
we beg for a gesture that means we you or me
something that proves she
deserves to command the dogs

p h i l i p p e   s h i l s

hey hey pretty baby