Ground Zero

ground zero, (noun)
1: the point directly above, below, or at which a nuclear explosion occurs
2: the center or origin of rapid, intense, or violent activity or change; broadly : CENTER 2a
3: the very beginning : SQUARE ONE

a quick pour
of a spirit named after
the date when tequila
was first aged in
wood barrels: 1800

my salted neck
lime’s flesh
between my teeth
body shots
with a

his mouth
my entire world
I was and am
the careless daughter
of a cautious man

drinking blue agave
with a beer back
way south
of my borders
hoarding electricity
while others searched for power