Say you still love me.
Say when you kiss me, you can taste stardust.
Say you misplaced your trust in the trunk of my car. We left with the ignition running.
Say you can see the scars through this shirt and wouldn't we rather just stay in anyway?
Say I'm a commodity, say I am all you need, say my affection can be bought for a fee.
Say you'll bury me in the prairies, say you'll hide me under the red leaves.
Say there are worse things than high expectations.
Say we should have known better, but we didn't.
Say my body is a prison but yours will set me free.
Say you can't stay, but you'll wait.
I could not drown in these twisted rivers,
cranial sutures snaking their path across
the skull with their divisive, medicinal terminology.
Every attempt to store their patterns in my memory
is just a reminder that I'm not one for navigation,
but I've laid down with the lamb and it will guide me home.
my heart skipped a beat
my belly skipped a meal
and i'm empty empty empty
but my body moves still
I know you only from that time and in that space.
And that is all I see and all you will ever be, so
It only seems right that I should be the one to tell you,
But the words won't come.
I experiment with letters pressed up against my cheek
They get lost at the back of my mouth
and struggle to make their way through pursed lips.
So it's just heavy breathing for now,
with you lying asleep in your bed and
I, descending from dream-states,
feeling all the while that our time is static.