i want to dance with you
close, your heart to mine
but our flirting is quiet, timid
a thousand tiny intimacies overlooked
because your lips are painted like mine,
your hips soft and skirt full.
here fire craves company
and i long to slip beneath the embers
and finally

my love for you
will not stretch as the stars
winding eternity, drenched
you will know its depths;
have swam its sea and timed the tide,
it is no great universe
drawn round a blistering sun
but nonetheless i feel our gravity
am inexplicably drawn to your brutal eyes
those careful fingertips.

darling, even after these words
constantly suffocating in all these words
still i haven't a more graceful way
to tell you; i would very much like
to endure the world
with you.