because of you

i now make my morning coffee
with a french press
because the way you kiss my inner thigh
taught me
that the best things
are worth waiting for
i hold my head up
when i walk into a room
because even when i am
on my knees
you like for me  to
look you in the eyes
and thanks to the way
you hold my face
when i try to look away
as you speak of my beauty
i am comfortable
in my own skin


March 10, 2019



tonight i am wishing
on the stars in your eyes
and the eyelash
that has fallen onto your cheek
the one i kiss away

they say you shouldn’t voice your
but my eyes
have always spoken volumes
so i fear the minute
you take my chin in your fingertips
and raise my eyes
to yours
every wish
and desire
will spill out
in run on sentences
without taking a breath


March 10, 2019

last night

icy air painted wintery designs
on the windows outside
but somehow
on the table between us
a tiny flickering candle
warmed the entire room
maybe it was your smile
the small one in the dim light
the gentle curve
at the edge of your lips
in the middle of your stories
or it could have been your eyes
because there was definite heat
in the way you looked at me
as you introduced new foods
to my tastebuds
the air between us burned so much
that i wondered if the tiny handful
of other diners
consumed in their own tabbouleh
and conversation
could feel it too
as the look we shared
ignited memories of an hour before
entwined legs
and white sheets
did they shed their jackets
and ask for a refill of water
when we remembered
our skin melting together
amidst devouring kisses
and my moans
my body could have still been
radiating residual heat
from the sensations
of you inside it
without worries
or cautions
just us
making a love that could
melt glaciers
i wonder if the restaurant turned icy
when we left
because even though we could see our breath
when you kissed me
against the car
i realized
the heat had followed us out



March 3, 2019



celestial voyeur

when i love you,
i love you
like i breathe

when i kiss you,
i kiss you
like it’s my last
          ablaze and

and when i make love to you,
it is so passionate
i make the stars want to tear a hole in the roof
just to watch


October 29, 2018

days like today

on days like today,
the ones where the sun rises
first thing in the morning,
i find myself waking
amidst thoughts of you
the heat of your skin
a beating furnace
warming mine

on days like today
when the air is clouded with oxygen
i need you
head buried
breathing me in
your compulsory life force

sometimes i miss you so much
i feel its presence
like an ache in my bones
and sometimes i crave you
with an insatiable appetite

but only on days like today


October 23, 2018