What Should We Call You / by Jameson Fitzpatrick

my gentleman collar
chain squeeze
significant Other
sex life partner 

whatever ex equals 
neither boy nor friend
my on-again-off-again
my will-they-or-won’t-they

bad habit 
by the name on my ass
my bittersweet 
my fettered half 

bed bug 

mon trognon 
my have to have
my boo, hiss




Jameson Fitzpatrick is the author of the chapbook Morrisroe: Erasures (89plus/LUMA Publications). His poems have appeared in The American Reader, The Awl, The Los Angeles Review, and Poetry, among elsewhere.