I say no sex is worth dying for, no man
worth living withâ€”nevermind forâ€”
I say Caution comma is my new first name,
my old first name, my lastâ€”
I say not even Death will know me.
I know the first bite of any apple’s best,
the one the mouth’s juices leap to meet,
whose sweet sting laves the tongue’s ache,
the bite against which hunger breaksâ€”
and the pleasure of being bitten.