oh appropriate thunder
i have felt you so undeniably
through the memories of my skin.
i have held you close
like salt water
amongst the milky cobra twilight
of my heart.
cheek to cheek,
no island connects such endless oceans
such as ours.
yet i have known you to be soil,
the earthen flesh of my under-darling revealing.
i close my eyes
& push my hands through
the impossibility of your existence,
you who've redefined
a century of despair.
& soft kisses explore the tiniest maps
& i melt,
my fingers clinch,
& lost parts of me flutter
as beating wings would
after having left their seemingly endless cages.
you've managed to take my breath
& change it's rhythm with your own
as if the impossible task of loving me
were not allowed,
as if in the midst of everything
you came to me to reinvent my life.
to know you is to collapse into infinite smiling.
my ring has too many fingers,
your face, your lovely mind that haunts me even now
& i am surprised
that happily ever after
you could possibly exist at all.
it seems that somehow i've found peace
despite an era of empty sceneries.