Jon tells me
about a girl
who wants

to put her hair
inside his
belly button.

Itís a thing,
he says.

a big
horny afro.
The roar,

the wrench
that every
belly button

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.


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.