• There’s you

    by  • February 15, 2018 • * Safe for Work *, To You • 1 Comment

    And there’s the sound of breathing.

    There’s the sound of your laugh, short and breathless and morning sleepy.
    There’s your eyes, crinkled at the corners, leaning forwards, making a face at me.
    Lean in, kiss that face. Kiss a cheek and a forehead.

    Rest a hand behind your head, cup the short black hair. Smooth it down.
    And there’s the sound of silence, and a weight on my chest where you lay,
    and the vague thrumming of your heart beating through your chest,
    through your jacket, against me.

    Run a hand up your leg, penguin pajama bottoms.
    Up your side, softest skin I’ve ever touched.
    Pull you closer and hold on to you and hope you let me for this moment.


    And there’s the smell of your jacket, and your skin and your hair
    and they’re all different and I know them all so well.


    And there’s the sudden way my heart strains against my ribcage.
    Close my eyes. Press my face into your jacket.

    I know the way we fit into each other, and I know our foreheads pressed together.
    I know the crook of your neck and the curve of your spine
    Know the spot on your chest where I lay my head and close my eyes and feel insanely happy.

    I know the freckle behind your ear;
    the way I told myself to remember it was there, when I first noticed it
    because somehow it just felt important.
    it felt like the most important thing I could think of, just then

    As if, if someday someone asked me to draw a map of your skin
    and the fate of the world hung in the balance,
    I would be Superman; I wouldn’t forget a thing.
    And you’d be like the sky with a map of freckle stars,
    and no one would ever forget how bright you shine

    Even when you’re just laying there, half asleep.
    Especially then.


    And the feeling is sharp, in my chest, almost like pain.
    Like joy.
    Like belonging somewhere, hoping to hold out hope, burning.

    And then, there’s you.

    One Response to There’s you

    1. Ex everything
      February 15, 2018 at 2:55 pm

      How lovely.

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