Spit the words like
And feed me the leftover
Left on the center of your lips
As the tip of your tongue
Bleeds the dreaded sound I thought I left behind
At the front door when I came through
And handed you
My hate on my sleeve
And slip into momentary release
When I closed my eyes to let you lead
You danced your body to the sound of
My heart beat.
And I was at ease.
But you couldn’t stop the words from
Dripping out of you.
As you relaxed to the sound of your own mind
Back and forth, each time
You were in tune to us
And thought it best to speak
Of the colors I could never have imagined
As I took a deep breath
Let you in me, my thoughts
Until those words echo endlessly
Until I hear you when I breathe
And you hold my hand
As you whisper into my head
Words I try to forget
Sometimes I go back
To the sound of us
Embedded in my memories
Playing your voice repeatedly
To love myself.