Once I am back from class I will be in my room bawling. That is all for today, thank you.
I want to tie silk ribbon beyond your arms and legs-
Never to cover your scars, but for the purpose of showing the progression to beauty
When the end credits roll around,
Your name rolls down the screen like you belong there.
You show your teeth too much.
But less like a “grrrrr”
You have always left an “mmmmmm” when you leave.
If I had a highlighter, I would mark your lips
again and again.
I have never seen something
I needed to remember so much.
I don’t hold you on a pedestal,
But I think you should know
That I stole the pieces of you
To guide my imagination
For when I look for shapes in the clouds.
"you are stirring from your sleep
like cream in coffee
going from dark to light to warm when I press my mouth to your mouth.
I always wake up before you
just for this moment.
you are better than caffeine
because I can kiss you on an
empty stomach and not feel sick.
my hands still shake, but that’s because
there’s a piano getting tuned in my palms
strings vibrating, trying to find
the exact key your skin is written in.
you are the reason I hum with my
you are the reason music makes me weep.
I can’t write about you without writing
about the morning
because that is the time I love you best.
over eggs and bacon.
you yawn and I hear cellos.
you blink and I hear drums.
there are birds outside the window
begging for me to shut up
but I can’t stop singing along to
the symphony of your body when it
is just waking up.
I love you best over breakfast.
you groan when you burn your tongue on your coffee
and I swear I’ve never heard a more
Love is best left to
desire. A poet is dead
in his happiness.
from this body; reflections
Are my enemy.