It wasn’t supposed to be like this. I wasn’t supposed to fall so hard I wasn’t supposed to call out for your arms in the night And my lips weren’t supposed to search for yours As if they would actually be there. I wasn’t supposed to nuzzle into my pillow at night pretending that your hands were nestled in my hair I wasn’t supposed to make small talk just so I could hypnotize myself with that something in your eyes I wasn’t supposed to wake up cold in the gray morning with the strong urge to be bruised and bitten In fits of slow, languid passion.
Unreal how our bodies match and move together, Uncanny how our minds meld and play in synch. My youthful love for life, Your chuckling maturity, still unsure what life is.
Now I play soft ballads full of aching, yearning, I can wrap myself in a blanket on the floor With a mug of tea, and think silently on you And the shadows I wish I could conjure into existence… They live inside, dancing to burst free from our guilty bodies Too ethereal, too beautiful, to be abandoned When we (artists) know we live for such wonders.
I wish I had any other option but forgetting, or descending into madness. (I’m currently choosing madness..?)
And it wasn’t supposed to be like this. I wasn’t supposed to fall so hard. I’m so sorry, My summer love.
Written for N, and a cold morning in an empty house up Chumstick Highway.