Wednesday, June 29


You take a breath wide as the sky,
Deep as the sea, with ragged edge.
Though sweet sleep around me ebbs,
My body wakes to your wondering eye.

Lean into me now and touch my thigh.
Come cut, come tear the bitter hedge
That on my hateful heart grows etched
When straight from me to her you fly.

Just kiss me until I am gone to dream again,
Caress me until we both can sleep.
Pretend tonight we've spoken only truth,
(this pretense saves face for many men)
Tell me this moment we will keep,
Tell me that we won't regret our youth.