blind lovers we are

mould me
retrace my spine
to fit the gentle curve
formed by your legs
and arms
touch me
read my skin with your hands
blind lovers we are
following the trail of desire on each other’s
lips
my love
i never stopped being yours

I don’t think about you

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I don’t think about you
the way I don’t think about
the air I breathe
the warmth of my sheets
the feel of my
naked skin
You do not cross my mind
like the sky
or the new smell of
autumn leaves
the cold floor under my feet
the scars on my knees
(spent too much time
climbing & falling off
trees)
I don’t think about you

I don’t ever need to

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

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You’ve got me
By a string
Moving
In all that is sad and beautiful
There is
No form, no colour on our skins
Only echoes of voices
Promises and whispers
Shivers and scattered breaths
In your eyes
There are lies and excuses
There is hurt and there is fear
You give me your arms
Like you give me all of you
In tenderness
You break in front of me
Slowly, like a lost child
Unfolding the layers
Burying yourself in my sheets
And in my breasts
I have become your water, your needle
I am your word and your pen
I am your secret and your dream
You’ve got me
Gently
In your eyes
Sometimes there is a void
A well that swallows me up
There is darkness
Something wild
In your eyes
Prayers and stars
Unfinished paintings and unsaid stories
Sometimes you take me
As if you were drowning in pain
As if I was your ship
And you take all of me
Tenderly
You’ve got me
You’ve got me

My Hands Found You First

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My hands found you first
You were dancing in a dark crowd
Young, lost, and drunk on freedom
Taking shots to numb the edges of your awkward body
Eyes wide open with a smile hanging on your face
Your feet stumbling across the dance floor

And my hands found you first
Ships and stars sinking in your eyes
You told me that I was spinning
And I laughed, already reaching for the bar
Waiting to embark on the same cruise as you
Hey waiter, make it strong
I cannot miss my flight

For my hands found you first
Your heavy breath gliding on my bare neck
Your arms holding my back
As if I was about to break into a million pieces
For in all that darkness
I guess you saw me right
Somehow I learnt the way to dance
Without watching where my feet were going
Navigating between expectations and judgements
The hidden gazes behind the disco ball
There are endless nights and endless loves to be found
And I know that I’ll never be able to figure you out

But my hands found you first
And you gave me a second
I wish there were words that would make it all clear
Words that could encompass the breaking beauty of this instant
All the mornings and sleeps and dreams that led up to this moment
Your eyes in mine, everything proclaiming that you and I were first, always
That these hands were meant to find you, stranger
Collect the words and poems already written on your skin
Finding out that my words could never catch the way this light kisses you now
Leaving me to embrace the ghost of a dream
Ringing in my ears like a faded memory
Luminous oblivion
And my hands found you first
Before I lost myself