The host is the male

the host is the mail

the host is the armor

it is inside its armor.


The host is a place where things are

the host carries and owns

it lends the words

it doesn't know lend from rend.


The lovers own their ghosts

but the ghosts are not in them.

The lovers have guests

but the host is more.


Whoever comes comes to the host.

The stranger the alien the dead

those who are torn come

with the lovers into the host.