What you must have felt
As we connected by plasma

What miasma would rise
From frictious heat
By the two of us
And our heartbeats

It was three
You said to

That made cyanide
Drip between us

What lethal seed
Of poison shared
Now lingers as
Ideas in the air

What you must have felt
Underneath me
As we connected by plasma
Heated by our bodies

A warm comfort of
Life and death
Avoided by dethorning
Metallic roses

A sea of radiolaria
Binding us
Momentarily, but
In symbol: always

For this is what
Our love has made



Droplets of steam
Form on the windshield
And windows
After we’re done

And as I start to drive
They rain slowly down
Drying to the glass
These stains of our steam

Captured after we
Made a cold day warm

Lush December

It occurs to me when you
Let me see
A part of you
That no one else would be

Allowed to

We let our symbols be clothing
Left at the door when we’re alone
We let our bodies be trust
In each other’s hands I can’t

Get enough
Of making trust

Not enough of your voice
Your lips
And wit

What metaphors that passed
Through our bodies
More empty than what
We were felt

No metaphors of
Your cryptic form
And gorgeous mind
Will ever amount

To the only thing I care about

That is you

Laying on my chest
While we’re naked
And I’m playing with
Your dyed hair

You weren’t a fan of it
At first
But, you know, I didn’t
Really care

Left your symbol on the ground
Don’t know where
Strewn our blankets all
Around the bed

By this point they were falling
From the edges
While we were busy falling
More in love

Trusting in me, baby
And knowing what it is
For you
To feel natural

We’ve come so far
And our will will go further
And every step we take
I’m going to capture

To show you one day

All the little things
Along the way

That said “I love you”

Driving in the car
While you’re holding my arm
And we’re sneaking out
Like we do every day

Not a moment passes
Where not through my mind passes
How lucky I must
Have to be

But then I turn and there you are
You make me so happy
Even when you’re not trying

Lit up by the dim
Passing lights
Of passing night’s
Orange street lamps

Cruising down the freeway
With the only thing fleeting
Being the sound of other
Cars passing us

I’m lost
And want to savor
All the details I can build up
Into words for you

When we stop
And I get to look in your eyes
All the things that make me strong
Melt away

And suddenly the thing I see
Is not just hotter than the sun
But the one person
I’d give myself away


It happens
Every time you let me see
A part of you that won’t be
By anyone else

We put our symbols on
By the door, walking out,
No one expecting anything
Had happened at all

Like shadows of your
Favorite place
As sunrise comes
And goes again

But we’ll both know the little things
That said “I love you”


70 miles an hour
With no patience
For anticipation

My jeans were undone
And your hands were
Pushed past the

70 miles an hour
And I’m getting
Light headed
For the best reason

And I feel your
Painted nails
On me

Mountain highways
A first for me
As your jeans are
Now undone, too

I get to feel you
And you get to feel me
Though it’s not ideal
It’s oh so exciting

As I keep my eyes
On the GPS
The brakes
And your body

Every corner of my
Eye filled with detail
So much that I am
Close to passing out

You wanted a climax
While we drove
In one of the only
Private spots we have

Heavy breathing
Nearly losing focus
On everything
I’m doing

Every touch
Of your hand I feel
And every stroke
And every motion

And every time I need
To pay attention
When my eyes jerk
Back to the road

And the music
And where to turn
Maybe we can find a
Lover’s lane?

No, these highways
Will carry us there
Like my hands
Carry you to the end

Of tunnel vision
Of snapping back awake
Of seeing again
Clearly but sensations

Continue to rise
So much tension
Of being in public
Of tasting you

On my fingers when
I withdraw for a moment
Of making sure we
Don’t go the wrong way

Shifting gears
And letting my fingers
Slide down your pants
Again while you

Unzip mine further

Of love and lust
Of our hands
And driving down
Mountain highways

Of finishing soon
Before you get home
And making sure that
The drive left you


Real Primal

Every way you move
Underneath me
Every move that makes
You swoon

When you can’t contain
Calling out my name
Hear you moaning
“Babe” into my ear

Fucking more meaning
Into each other
Than we thought
We ever could

Make my world quake
With our love
Yell “yes”
Into my ear

And let us leave each
Other shaking
For days after the
Worldquakes cease

I want you words
To echo in my ear
And the marks you leave
To scar for years

Ruby Claws

Been a couple hours
And the clawmarks
In my back are just now
Starting to sting

This sweater that I’m wearing
Still smells like you and I

Bruises and hickeys
All over my body
Won’t heal
For another few days

But I won’t recover from
Connecting with you

Now when
I think of anything
You’re a part of
Those thoughts too

You are the strength in my spine
You’ve cut deep and slaked free
Now you have
A hold of me