Genine Lentine


There was one moment
I was certain he loved me
by loved I mean could see
my pants
on the bathroom floor
in a heap, legs up
socks still holding
the form of my feet
waistband open against the tile
slipped off in one piece
and he came in to pee
as I stood under the shower
and then he stood over my pants
and asked me
pulling back the curtain
How did you do that?

Genine Lentine
“Molt” is from Mr. Worthington’s Beautiful Experiments on Splashes (New Michigan Press, 2010).