different from when you have lived a length
and grope back into your past valiantly? desperately? seeing worth in periods you had foolishly undervalued, love commits us
to a greater, grander awareness.
as custodians then? keepers?
if_ by books and books of especial language only you and i could decipher - to be categorized, and classified, stowed in
the swale of my chest are volumes and volumes
of romance -incontrovertibly written - a wonder of you
all across my skin - the thrill of the first time you kissed me -
really kissed me, here,
in the spit of my lips