I lift my head up for a breathing look, here, above the ocean of my living:
how strange, how lonely and afraid I feel, when so much of my days are filled with the pressing hopes and loves of others.
how constantly ravenous for love (the distant flutter of wings, suddenly up close), despite just how much of it I have somehow stumbled into receiving.
I remember that it is human to be afraid. I look at the snow.
I remember that it is human to long for that which you already have.
I am, as we all are, a creature of longing. I am snapping with the jaws of time.
I sit at my kitchen table and I imagine, briefly, a row of plants on a sunlit porch and the sight stabs me in the chest.
I think: I just want to be the kind of slut I want to be forever, and I want that to be yours and yours and yours, to hitch our circus wagons up and take in tightrope walkers as they come.
I think: these boys all mean a lot to me, and I need to find someone I could ever trust to read this compare and contrast essay I’ve been writing in my head, this painting of the different locks they pick in me.
I think: I’ve gotten in over my head and I probably like it.
My skin breaks out in red because I like sleeping in your cum.
I tattoo your name on the inside of my mouth while I’m dreaming.
I’m in love all the time, I’m in love all the time, but time is always running out on me, collapsing in on itself.
I am lulled by a chorus of voices, but yours is the one that speaks my name the most.
I want all my one night stands to know how fucking cute you are.