say love

i met a manwhose hand i held and maybei shouldn’t have say yes. say yes anyway it is more than skins can holdhis tending for my small bodylove is such a silent giant thinghe’s so blood close. week old roseswatch the floor of our clothesmy morning looks...

as if souls twin

let me be a while yet as if i’ve unforgotten to stay voices like hands, solid as if we’ve remembered how to touch winter, once when even ice curls around the rocking hearts and the wild, plunging us deeper into deeper souls twin like our childhood diaries remembering...

mouth, lips, tongue

mouth, lips, tongue we don’t kiss that way here because i danced for the fire and then slipped into his flames, like a lover where bodies cease to exist in the ineffable within which i myself breathe sometimes things are almost unmoving, like a hammock in the...

say sea

say seaand say it slowsay it backwards in my ear so that maybe i forget how deep in lovei fell to kneelon cold majolica tilessearching for a tiny placewhite enough like paradisetake me in say it wasn’t realsay we’ve said it alluntil the night admits the...

as if i am a dream my body has

in perpetual seas maybe i could have loved you more all those evenings i held you as if i could hold you even unkept time keeps us like souvenirs, the years i picked the tiniest pebble and stayed up late muslin rains to gather us as if i am a dream my body has from...