By the morning, I will have returned
To discover petals and sparkling sand awaiting me,
Florida coasts and spewing engines
Diamond-studded darkling - I hear your song.
We held hands and we swore,
In your name, I beheld my life and my soul.
Windswept balconies and frosted windows
It was all over, then.
I remember the days when you lived in my ribcage.
You would press upon my arteries - my bones - my lungs -
As if you belonged -
I remember the rain sweltered and shook as we stood,
As we fell, we tried to land
Anywhere or somewhere,
But your only home was between my shoulder bones
And you did admit –
The heart that beat wasn’t yours.
By midnight, I will have climbed and indeed,
Leapt off the rainy ledge with bare feet and
A dry numbing in my ribs.
By evening, I will find you where you’ve fallen
And there, we will be.