Glossary for What You Left Unsaid: Gaslight


Aldo Amparán


gaslight, n./v. 

look:                                        how he changes:                  first he’s

an angel: his                             arms extend                          for you: he counts

plastered dents                        to your neck—                       his breath:

a crow’s wing:                          the savage                              darling:

tall dark stranger                     that came                              into your life:

that forged the fissure            on your face—                       he rushes:

his fist                                      against you:                           a bird plummeting:

cutting air:                               a river of skin:                       your dark bruise