because he said he wanted to do it an elevator

so, before I’m graying

and my ghost is more ravishing than I am

I want our bodies quaking the psalms

I am learning

how love reclaims us

I’ll walk in the shoes of his shadow after it’s done

because he has great knees

I’ll find myself becoming more kind

with each mark he leaves on me

if we do it so rough that I break

I will gladly hold a vigil for my bones

tonight, it is just you

squeezing a valve in my heart

don’t think

about all the others I sink my teeth into

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