Darling. Your name sleeps hard on my lips. Kiss.
I weep and feel devious, heave my heavy loins
to the window, and wonder at you wondering
at me. Rain. Flesh. Slow thighs and
bright, shut. Put out the candle. Let me tongue
my words through your ear, run through you,
make you mine, the blood in your veins. And
rain on the window like a
The straw we lay on remembers me. It is shaped
like my body. I tap out your heartbeat on your spine.
Dum-dum. Dumdum. See the gold around your ribcage,
the silver of your lung. Now listen to mine.
In the corner, you pull on your shirt. The hurt
of your heart swells in the firelight, spills into the air
between us. Two childhoods glare at each other
across the room. No words. Locked throats.
I feel ten years from you.
Hand me my coat.