lately

I like to play
With spider webs in the dark
Soft tickles and harsh bites
I tend to forget lately
What the frame looks like
Behind closed eyes
I listen to the trickle on the window ledge
Kiss my lips in the shower
My damp hair in the morning
My pillows aren’t soft
or cool enough to soothe
My burnt fingertips

Love

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Lay your head on my lap
Feel my fingers on your cheeks
They’re driving fast
And we
Are underwater
Close your eyes, love
Let me bathe your skin
In tenderness
Soothe my broken heart
With cream and butter –
The day quietly falls asleep
The night puts us to bed
This is a most beautiful moment
My love
I can finally breathe.

 

You’ve Got Me

You’ve got me
By a string
Moving
In all that is sad and beautiful
There is
No form, no color on our skins
Only echoes of voices
Promises and whispers
Shivers and scattered breaths
You give me your arms
Like you give me all of you
With tenderness
You break in front of me
Slowly, like a lost child
Unfolding the layers
In your eyes
Sometimes there is a void
A well that swallows me up
There is darkness
Something wild
In your eyes
Lies and excuses
The need to justify
Sometimes you take me
As if you were drowning in pain
As if I was your ship
And you take all of me
Selfishly
You’ve got me
You’ve got me