let me be honest
it’s not that i do not have the words
and it’s not that
my eloquence leaves me
when you are near
because of all the things
that confuse me
in this world
my love for you
is not one

my feelings for you
are bursting with all of the words
that we’ve dared not speak
and perhaps a few
that don’t yet exist
so my lips will continue
to kiss the unspeakable
and the unwritten
over and over
on every inch of your skin


February 1, 2017