Parts of a Poem
The things I wish I had said earlier:
I feel hungry,
but its my heart craving you.
At night I imagine you holding me,
Your soft lips leaving a trail along
my neck and my shoulders
And your velvet skin pressed against mine
as my fingers surf the waves of your hair.
I hold you tight there, close to me,
like the first time your love swept me off my feet
in the middle of November.
Your love is passionate, yet pure.
Your kisses are endless,
so that each morning I wake up next to you
is a blessing I could never take for granted.
Its as if each kiss is merely a secret
your lips won’t let me hear,
because in consciousness we believe it’s too soon,
but our hearts are melting so fast,
they might be telling us something else.
I’m in love with the way we play,
you share your secrets with me
and read me your journals.
Our drunken lovemaking, our goofy faces,
and how we share with each other our deep sea of passions and thoughts.
I’m in love with how we stay up too late and we only ever finish half our Freebirds,
and how your favorite is being big spoon,
but you’ll fall asleep cuddling in my lap.
I want to kiss all the freckles on your lips every morning.
Yours to be the first eyes I lay mine on as they open.
Make dinner with you every night
as we dance to oldies.
I want to sing to you.
I want you to know my deepest inspirations, desires, and fears,
and be able to read me better than the back of your hand.
I want to undress your mind,
make love to your thoughts.
Watch you slowly let down the walls you’ve built up
and let me inside.
It brings me back to the days when first dates were he’s the one
and heartbreaks were i’m simply done.
A lust as strong as a gust
of wind, but this ones a knot that’s not giving in.
I see the future
when I look across the ocean,
when I wake up from a dream,
when I close my eyes to sleep.
This ones not meant to be weak.
You just being you
is my only expectation.
Everything we were was perfect for me.
That’s all I ever expected.
And when something seems the matter,
I just talk to you,
and everything’s better.
You being a part of my life
and somehow everything in the world is just right.