woman

the problem with the line / dividing me up / between the measurements i take / and the compounded screams my body’s chambers / make / is the simple fact that it makes me see / the atrocious fear your restless heart denies

my mind getting lost in the sanctity / of your eyes / blurring the space between / where you stand / and where i need to be

my pride in a pool on the floor / i wait for you / to catch up / to our start / waves of your echoes / rattling you / behind

faultless rains / washing us clean / yet you take / the first leave

out / to secondhand streams / a blinded sip / from a cup / mistaken