i want to tell a story about the colors in the trees.
i want to tell you about the quaking in my hands.
i want you to know where the rain falls, how the crashing voices sound like waves in the night time, tugged tides tied to the moon like a leash to a dog.
i want to give you something to regret.
i want you to recall how i, in all of my innocence and passion fell over you (in concentrated lust but also romance) on that day in late may, how you held my bare body against yours how in that moment i remembered nothing but skin and skin and skin, nothing but firsts, but blessings but
i want you to wonder how the holy swallow their love. (i have confirmed, they do it like one would pomegranate seeds- with their eyes shut, but you wouldn't know)
i want you to believe you lost a good thing. there's love grown in my belly the way i was told watermelon patches would when i was young and didn't know any better.
i want to say that i didn't know you would destroy me. that the rips under my skin were a shock the ice-pick to my heart was unexpected.
i want to say something but all that comes out is i'm sorry not knowing what i'm sorry for.