GLASS MUSEUM

 

 

Under a spotlight

our viral nemesis

made art, sparkles

 

in a clear case.

Surface glycoproteins

bead like pearls

 

on a body,

the crushed ice

of transmembrane

 

makes me thirsty.

A ribbed core

excites desire,

 

makes me want

to stretch what lines you. 

Unable to touch

 

the sealed off jewel,      

we place our hands

on the glass.

 

First publication: The Dark Matter Journal of Speculative Writing, 2015