it is good we also have the floor and the bathroom and the tub and the chair and the desk and the park and public spaces and the wide open savannahs of our imaginations, because these places will have to substitute and offer room for the volume of our fucking and our poetry for the way this animal love lurches monstrous up my chest wanting to make you happy and warm and unafraid and free
it’s in our biological make up to forget things; our mind wipes what we don’t need. we can cross our fingers and hold our toes and promise ourselves to remember moments forever, but evidently enough, we all forget. one day i will wake up and realise that i don’t remember the sound of your voice or the colour of your eyes or the smell of your perfume when it lingers for too long. i will forget, and you deserve more, and the thought of that is crippling.
i keep reading things and wishing i had written them about you, to you, for you. you fill me up and empty me all at once and i don’t know what this is but i feel it everywhere. words don’t work when your lips are on my neck and your hands are on my waist and you’re whispering everything like they’re secrets we don’t already know. kiss me again, i fucking crave you.
“if you want i’ll meet you towards
the back of the room.
we’ll lose all resistance
in the smell of perfume.
let you run your fingers
through the length of my hair
teach how it’s lovely kissing
someone who cares.
what’s the point of fighting
when theres nothing to lose.
and if my fingers wander
it’s like painting a muse.
i know you’ve been wanting
to figure it out
let this be the moment that i kill all your doubt.”—
we are the castle and the night is the moat.
the footsteps of the people behind us do not matter
they may be able to see what we are doing but they will never, ever feel it.
the darkness will hide your skin under my nails, but illuminates my fingers on your lips
and your tongue on my neck.
let me be a dragon, princess
i promise to never steal you away, but i will breathe fire into every part of you until you’re not sure what kingdom you belong to.