I wasn’t kidding when I said
“You kill me, kid”
Deep, hot breath like fire in my bones and
Your hands two stitches sewing up my hips I got so drunk off the scent of your skin
Blood loss by a bitten bottom lip
Blindness, because the look in your eyes was no match for mine
Cause of death: side smiling Are these love-bites or lacerations
Handprints where they shouldn’t be
Chicken pox goosebumps
98.6 degree burns where you touched me Walk-of-shame eyebags
Nausea from ne
We use it to tell our bodies what to do Raise our heads, wash our hands move our limbs any direction we need to. lie or sit, or kneel, or stand. There are so many pieces at work Dry our eyes, clean our face from wiggling toes to a grinning smirk.
make the tears disappear without a trace. Sensors signal nerves to stand on alert Arrange our mouths into a flashy smile decide whether to assert or divert.
stash away the hurt for a little while. Make a choice to