beneath the dusky
late afternoon sky
we made love.
it reminded me of

the way

vines cling to
buildings, snaking
around corners and
brick, leaves unfaltering
even through the
worst of wind,
entangled and
complete.

green eyes of
the palest ivy,
twinkling through
the haze. "we are
for each other," and
a smile.

(i swear) that
smile gets me
every
time.