aromanticism, Poetry, queer

The Archer

I take aim
Correct form

The word hangs
In the air
A whisper
A whisper

I lower my arm
I lower my voice
I say
I just thought
You should know

My heart-drum
Time in ice
Inhale the frost

Wait for the target
To receive
Or reject
The aro

Written for Aroventures: AAA Literary Journal: Aromantic Awareness Week 2021.