FETAL POSITION

Jon tells me
about a girl
who wants

to put her hair
inside his
belly button.

Itís a thing,
he says.
Alabaster,

a big
horny afro.
The roar,

the wrench
that every
belly button

encloses.
She wants
to fill him

with hair
and cross
sex deserts.

I say Jon,
this girl has
so many

bad ideas,
but he says
itís okay to

keep being
born again
and again.

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Rob MacDonald lives in Boston and is the editor of Sixth Finch. His poems can be found in Gulf Coast, Sink Review, Jellyfish, The Collagist, Octopus, H_NGM_N and other journals. He has books forthcoming from Rye House Press and Racing Form Press.