ocean sands spill across your honeysuckle lips
bleeding into the cracked moon of mine.
the wide world of the sea crashes and roars,
disembowels its fiery waves onto our stinging candle legs.

starry nights never last for long, so as we slumber
fugitive dawn peers through our window
and shares our secret, illuminating your sleeping face.
the rose petal light sets your face afire.
and i want the fire to consume us.