#1491

I had a wall once
’round a fortress made of stone
wherein I was safe

I had a wall once
to which you walked up boldly
no weapon, no shield

I had a wall once
and thought the gates rusted shut
until you stepped through

I had a wall once
but it fell in disrepair
I was lost in you

I have no wall now
it’s but rubble ‘neath the grass
I’m okay with that

I have no wall now
will you help me build a fence?
that should be enough

#1467

You’re my raven-haired goddess who swallowed the sun,
sisterlover to my lunar body.
Let me warm myself on the hearth of your breast;
let me melt into your polished amber curves.
And when you doubt yourself,
let your radiance cast me in light and shadow;
I will show you the reflection of your beauty on my face.

#1465

I could not share you, not even a sliver. Perhaps that makes me selfish; perhaps that makes me wise. I try to imagine you laughing with someone the way you laugh with me, for once truly at peace, and jealousy tightens around my lungs. I try to imagine you cooking dinner for someone else and running into their arms when they walk through the door and my heart constricts. I can share you with friends and family. I can spare you for the hours each day we both have to work. But stand by while a portion of your affection, your body, your love is gifted to another? I would shatter. I would crumble. I may not believe myself worthy of your devotion, but I’m still selfish enough to hoard the candlelight in your eyes and the poetry on your lips. Those are mine. You are mine.