Jules et Jim

Jessica Baran

What a wreck we make
of good times---
and dead bridges
too much
to live by, never
making a mistake, or love
the integrity
of whose brief lines
form prematurely
around the mouth:
I like to be kissed a lot
when I'm fucked.
You never said that,
Catherine, anyone
ever had it right.
We drive ourselves
and with the same fresh desire.