(“-that i have a heart like crystal; that it hums high&clear when struck.”);

December 20th, 2010 · 1 comment

“god, you have a beautiful back.”
 
i am lying on my stomach. i smile into the pillows. say nothing.
 
this is not the first time that Boy has said this. this is not the first time that A Boy has said this. but there is a warmth spreading from somewhere in the center of me out, outwards, an unfurling in me (of my limbs, like a cat); i feel light in this space. healthy. i let his words sit on my tongue like a sweet, ripened fruit.
 
outside, the rains come. heavy & strange.

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