there is an undauntable light in my eyes and a hickey sliced warmly across the middle of my throat, and the half-lingered and utter warmth of your hands in mine. there are murmured "i love you"s and unsuppressed smiles and the promise of soon, soon, seeing each other again. there is rewarded patience and the warming of my long unkissed mouth to yours and there is the reassurance that yes, it was worth it.
The rabbit-tap tattoo beatings of our hearts, They leave imprints on our chests Our necks The hollows of our hips. The soprano pull off my breathing And the forever-hold of your fingers, It marks me, A you-shaped tattoo in my heart. Fingerprint bruises on my skin, Scratches at the small of your back, They are more permanent than ink, More lasting than ink and more precious.
Alcohol hazes, Smoke screens in our kisses, Tumbled words and slurred laughter, Our rabbit-tap tattoo hearts and our tangled-up legs, The forever mark of our hushed hysteria, It is more permanent than ink, Cheap and wild and real. A tattoo, A stain of you and me clinging to my skin
this is love, we'll do what we do if it gets us drunk, we'll find what we find if it gets us drunk, we'll risk what we risk just for the untainted rush of your skin absorbing mine, of hair and fingers and breathless things, of push and pull and longing things, the wildness, the want the drunkenness, the drift