our bodies once their quintessential best thought indefectible the flourish of faultless skin now faintly etched into the map of our experiences we change shapeshift rearrange relax into our form less perfect more confident ease than tempestuous storm
the human voice though stays forever the same
7 years silence broken you were 22 again at first word spoken tricked into hearing you using pet names you'd long ago lost the right to utter speaking easy as if none of it happened still with your smooth charm like butter that silken voice abstracting my choice once more
did you (conveniently) forget the slaughter house you made of our love left it bleeding out a good kick and a shove in the gutter
you pour it on thick like molasses oozing off your tongue "remember em's?" "when we were young... ....and in love?" remember... "my alpha & my omega nose & toes under cover lovers.."
My jaw still clicks at times when I'm tense (like now) a souvenir click click click... as your jaw ***** that you miss me that we should 'get together'... ....'for old times sake' did you forget I'm filled with regret or just miss some of my bones to break?
Sunday morning + one bourbon too many + a sentimental lament your bent = a return to nervousness night terrors & cold panic for me.
Your voice just as it was unchanged by time you say so is mine forgetting loves fruit rotted on the vine the pull of your ocean eyes scented nape of your neck the warmth your body lent to mine not enough to untangle the tendrils or merge again the unentwined good try but the point now forever moot head fuckery at its best always was your strong suit
Apologies, to those who read before the tweaks.. I was not quite happy with this one, so this is the 3rd edit...lol...some don't come so easy or just flow out of the pen, especially those which are painful to pen...appreciate your patience & understanding.. J.**