by David Bruzina

I think of the engineer at the party
squeezing an egg in the kitchen
to demonstrate its architectural properties.

The ceiling creaks and I look up.

In Nebraska, your lover is touching you.
He’s gripping your thighs like a wheelbarrow’s handles.

DAVID BRUZINA currently teaches reading, writing and rhetoric in the English Department of the University of South Carolina Aiken. He enjoys cooking, fishing, hunting, arguing, and goofing around with dogs.