Drink until you’re full with my taste.
Soft like the petals of a rose
And let my lips swallow your sorrow.
Until now, I never understood
the longing that accompanies this love.
You want to save me
And I want the destruction.
Fire to water
Rock to quicksand
Carry me home
On a wave of flames
That destroy reason and rational.
You cannot change me
And I don’t want to change you.
Let me hold you in this fire
Keep you close to a beating heart.
Watch with me as buildings fall
And riots rip through streets paved with sweat.
Your hand is hot against my skin
Your breath a symbol that equals life.
We create a cocoon of understanding
In the acknowledgement of each other.
A slight tilt of your head
Dark hair spotted with gray
Your laughter soothes my worn nerves
That interweave with your own.
I want to kiss away the gray in the hopes
That we won’t age.
I hide in your smile
Knowing that each moment is a precious illusion
Transient seconds that form a person’s life.
Change is a constant that I do not wish to understand
A fear that any control is fleeting.
I want my seconds to be with you.