I crave your attention
like a blanket on a cold night.
I want to pull you

up over my ears and breathe in you.
It is an ache

I cannot soothe with medicine.
Only the balm
of your smooth arms
around my neck
and your slender fingers
in my hair will relieve my pain
and let me close my eyes to sleep
in warm comfort.
Everything lacks
if you are not in it.
Hunger has me searching

for what cannot be eaten,
and I thirst for
what cannot be drunk.
Come lie with me
in the dark.
Let me inhale
your breath and
taste your sweat.
Feed me the uneatable.
Drench me in
the undrinkable
My mouth is dry
and nothing will wet
my tongue except yours.