I went to bed 
with glitter 
on half my body 
shiny in red curls

in the morning 
it’s hardly there 
on arm hairs 
bare legs 

and I imagine 
it will never 
completely leave 
my bedsheets

some will remain 
through washing 
and drying cycles 

and I wonder 
(if I ever take 
another lover) 
if that surviving glitter 
will cling to the one 
who made me sing

so I won’t have to