HONDA CB-750 by Julie Paul
At the crossroads of the crotch
begins the vulval buzz:
ten thousand bees,
lips on a trumpet.
Together we ride the road
that tempts the sea
to rise; leather to leather
we lean through every curve together –
your shoulder dips
and machinery follows.
Behind you, I sit, breathe
lilacs red current mock orange
half my cells spring-lullabied,
the others all a-shimmy, alert only
to the growl of little explosions
between our legs.
Julie Paul is the author of the short story collections The Jealousy Bone and The Pull of the Moon. She lives in Victoria, BC.