My roommate fell in love a gay guy
All starry-eyed, she giggles.
Pigtails and cigarettes.
With raunch and warming oils
he parades around, vulgarly awkward.
They share eyeliner and secrets
like best friends—
with knives to each other’s backs.
Confusion lies silently in bed with them
while he tells her about his blowjobs
from guys in skin-tight jeans.