it is as easy as having sex,
primal and delightful and intuitive.
like sex, do it how you want,
let them converge in a space
or spread out, away, like
once-lovers, now enemies.
make curves like you are a salmon,
swimming through the water,
but don’t think of it as swimming.
science has not yet said, but it knows
the salmon think they are dancing
together, not swimming. they dance up
the river against the current. make
curves like the shining bodies of these
fish, like the round roe they leave
behind after dancing.
make curves because
you love to sing, because
your sister once taught
you how to skip and
whistle, and you owe
it to her to make a
ghosts and the like
make curves daily. their
bodies are curves. they know
the curve like i know my body,
like i know i have hands
and i have eyes and i
life is a curve, a curve towards
an end, and all the world
is a series of curves and curves
and lines intersecting, intersecting
lives in the curved world.
S. E. Lauer is a budding author and student at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, pursuing a dual degree in English and anthropological linguistics. Other works of hers include 'Philosophy,' a flash fiction piece selected for publication from I Dare You Ltd. Publishing, and a self-published anthology of poetry and vignette-style creative nonfiction titled Venture Home. Her creative works tend to focus on the social concept of the family, as she is profoundly interested in how human morals and mindsets are formed during upbringing of a child. Her favorite word, in case you are curious, is rhododendron.