i see you better when the lights are out

the ac purrs
unevenly
doing it’s best
it’s all we
can ask
to ward off
the sweltering
blackness
i love
looking down on
dark hair
splayed across
as if by
meticulous
design
the bright
white
pillowcase
with some thread count
that is
like
ridiculously high
you said once
with
eyes locked
on eyes
clearly showing
the infinite
possibilities
and roads
maybe
taken
hopefully
possibly
some day
and
lips
so
lightly on side
of smooth
son
of
a
bitch
smooth neck
until
teeth on ear
words whispered
flowing into
one another
into universal
half truths
into wishful
thinkings
into soothing
primal sounds
interrupted only by
mumbled
phrases of
excitement
and admitting
legs around waist
nails
gently
down
the
back
with
teeth on bottom lip
not too
hard
kissing starts
kissing
finally starts
celebrating
rambunctiousness that
came before
and setting the
reinforced
table
for the loving
fucking
destruction
that follows
your moan
comes
through my kiss
our kiss
grows
body on body
(trembling with excitement) skin
on
(goose bumped) skin
a hunger
never sated
thankfully
we sleep
not often enough
at the same time
’cause
i see you
there
like a dream
i somehow achieved
a few times
that dark wet hair
cascading
almost
apologetically
over delicate shoulders
i watch
i have to
watch
you’re lost
i know it
i can’t be
there
but i am
here
always
baby
i don’t like
your reflection
your scar
isn’t where it’s
supposed to be
your freckles
aren’t where i
know them to be
the sneaky tattoo
isn’t where
you planned it
to be
and
standing
all the way
over there
you are
not
where i need you
to be

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5 Responses

  1. Alexia says:

    Writer’s block, my ass.

  2. Meghan says:

    I love the use of rambunctious. It’s such a childlike thing in the middle of a very adult experience.

    Also, I got my first tattoo yesterday. Quinky dink??

  3. Wendryn says:

    I love that you can play in the middle and be yearning by the end, all wrapped up together.

    Don’t know what else today. “I like it” is, by now, rather obvious. :P

  4. Lindsay says:

    I don’t know how to do anything but love this.

  5. Catherine says:

    NICE. also, I spent the weekend in your country. It was terrific, plus I got to speak le français !

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