i like you
like oltremarino
a special shade of blue
found only overseas
like Positano
like skin of salt water
bare thighs and shy freckles on my arms
like a whole slow day in bed
with silk chiffon curtains snaking winds
holding years of miles
like a voice that crosses that land of ice
and changes the course of my blood
like seconds that enter and refuse to leave
tracing promised hands along the quiet archway of my waist
like uncrowded paved streets toward a small white chapel
like eyes of heaven, so clear
like a love ritual repeating i do
each day, as if only to feel
this entire, this
fully
i like you like i love you
sacred, intimate and always