( to be read with a beer in hand, like some sort of beatnik poet)
gum arabic, pH strips, nitric acid.
by the ounce, check the color, count the drops slowly.
check the color, count the drops again.
check the color.
too red. start all over.
ovulation testing kits are simpler than this shit.
( to be read responsively, so find a reading buddy!)
beauteous stone! cold pure welcoming me with her oleophilic surface
i am a blank slate. awaiting your touch
let me drape you in papers of red oxide and graphite
i am wedded to thee like an albatross
let me woo you with riches of wax and arabic and tusche
your words sing through my fossilized core
there is a hesitance in my heart, fear of mistake, ill planned, poor execution
tusche me, touch me!
i must not sully your gleaming surface
MAKE A GODDAMN MARK ALREADY!!!
with zeal and courage i mark my love upon thee!
… are you sure you meant to do that?