Pale smooth curves

interrupted only

by dry elbows and scabby

knees. Her freckles run

across her torso

forming the constellations. Trace them

with your finger

capturing the tear as it tracks

down her cheek.

Down to her jaw line.

Roll over.

Capture her mouth

with yours clutch her body

for anchorage take her body's

warmth and make it yours

forever.

Marred by nothing

more than shorts and a bra thrown

on haphazardly. Moonlight spills in

mixing with the yellow

haze of the streetlight outside

his window. Watch her

roll away, clutch the sheet

to her chest in lieu of

her threadbare stuffed teddy.

Stroke her hair.