i like my body when it is with your
body. It is so quite new a thing.
Muscles better and nerves more.
i like your body. i like what it does,
i like its hows. i like to feel the spine
of your body and its bones, and the trembling
-firm-smooth ness and which i will
again and again and again
kiss, i like kissing this and that of you,
i like, slowly stroking the, shocking fuzz
of your electric fur, and what-is-it comes
over parting flesh … And eyes big love-crumbs,
and possibly i like the thrill
of under me you so quite new
e.e. cummings (i like my body when it is with your body)
“‘That the powerful play goes on,
and you may contribute a verse.’
What will your verse be?”
You leave me
unable to settle in
Is the only breath
I want to breathe
And your soul
Is the only soul
I wish to see
"You have bewitched me body & soul."
From now until the undefined edges of forever.
The first time
we make love
I want there to be
so you can hear
the stretching vocal
chords of my heart.
"A song & a half away from you",
& 5 weeks away from
I’m writing this not
because I want to,
or I have a burning emotion inside
but because this needs to be
& born into reality
- no longer hiding in the corners
of my brain.
whether this is a week from now,
a month from now,
or 10 years from now,
you MUST know this:
you must never forget
his sweaty palms on yours
or that sweet & soft sideways glance
he slips to you in the car.
Don’t ever forget that sweet
childish face he makes when he does
the “popping” sound with his
Speaking of lips- when the time comes
that he may not kiss you when
he comes through the door,
please remember the strong & gentle way
he took your face in his hands,
& sweetly tucked your crazy bangs behind
You MUST remember
how delicately he approached the throne
of your face & placed his offering on
your quivering lips.
When, & he will, speaks harshly to you
please don’t cry.
Remember he loves you.
Remember that you are HIS CHOICE.
Remember that his “want for you”
is that you would always feel safe & protected
Please don’t be stubborn
& hide your feelings from The Lord.
Please don’t pretend you can
resolve any of this on your own.
Remember the promises.
From The Lord
& the very first time he said
"I love you",
& he said you were glowing.
Don’t let your light go out.
Give your flame to The Lord
& let him keep it for you.
Don’t forget to remember-
don’t forget to remember