I washed my loneliness off in the soft pools of your warm body In the rise and fall of the tides of your chest I found redemption in the crash of your sighs And the sacred secrets of your tremulous breathing
I sought shelter in the shade of your ******* The hot corners of your hungry mouth In the small creases at the edge of your eyes There was solace in the shadows of your flesh That could hide my brokenness
For the storm of those moments That collected like the splintered beams Of crashed ships on the shore I was free
And when your breathing slowed, And the doors of your eyelids opened I realized once more the depth of my solitude Once more I saw the dirt on my soul The dust collecting on my walled away heart That grew old and bitter in its isolation.
I knew I did not love you
And I was using you
In the hot sweat of your desire, I washed away my loneliness