this is where you own our love purse your lips and twist mine because I am the one who has to sleep without you no compromise you said as I ran my feet over the smooth 12,000 threads but no body
even the patter of the rain can’t soothe it hits my face in horizontal crosswind and I sit in that same fold out chair on the porch looking out across the park at the children playing in puddles
now when I think of your highlighted jaw line I am truly gaping at the mirror that shiny shiny reflection where my eyes pop blue and I’m magnetized at your breathy yawn
what’s in your head? what caused this boiling this cream that settled on my coffee? actually already easily I am forgetting interestingly intriguingly amazingly you still taste sweet when I blast music in my car and then I hear myself uttering *thank you.