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Poetry

Gary

Gary
By Casey Navarro

Your hands were meant to touch my body.
You write paragraphs to me with your lips and breath.
A story I can’t put down.
Up.
Up.
I hover over our bodies intertwined. A choreographed dance my heart made up and yours picked up too quickly.

I have opened a door to a room so peaceful it’s hard to trust it.

It’s hard to trust you.

That’s not true, it’s easy.
So easy.
Too easy.

I give myself away with my eyes and the womanhood between my thighs.

She is warm and welcoming.
She accepts you as you are.
We are still getting to know each other. Her and I, you’re fine.

You read me the stars and tell me what I want to hear.
It works, I’m open again. But I smell different now.

Attics smell different.

Not from storing memories though.
I don’t look back.
But now, I must.
To make room for you.

Pain finds me in my day to day but I don’t slow.
I’ve never stopped long enough to hear her out.

Fool me once, fool me twice. I like being fooled.
I sip. No, I chug.
Each precious drop of you.

I keep you safe behind glass.
No one else can touch you yet.
They can only look.
Witness.

For now, you are mine. All mine.
I trust that.

But I don’t own you because then I’d have to care.

Your hands were meant to touch my body.
I know that. I knew that.

I have never been touched so softly.

Don’t stop, Gary.

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Casey Navarro is a seasoned stand-up, sketch comedy, and improv performer based in Los Angeles. Hailing from Beavercreek, OH, Navarro lived in Chicago for the last 8 years where she trained with Second City and iO Chicago. Navarro has toured with Second City for the last five years and just finished premiering her first full length play that she wrote and directed as part of the Artist in Residency Series at Saint Mary's College. She also just completed a stand up tour in Europe through London, Paris, and Amsterdam and spent 4 months at sea performing comedy on NCL’s Breakaway. In addition to her work as a performer, Casey is a freelance comedy writer for the card game, Utter Nonsense: An Inappropriate Accent Game. You might also catch her on TV in a Big Lots and Ally Bank Commercial. Follow her on instagram @caseysbits.


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