encompassed by my heart strung
across Paperchase postcards;
a tangible copy of my soul, now sat waiting
in your College pigeon-hole.
Legs intertwined amongst our make-shift bed of
blankets and last night’s sweat and lust.
With you, lust isn’t temporary, lust is
sick to my stomach, a comforting nervousness.
The way your lips imprint my collar bones,
our hearts stitched as one.
One year of your fingers sewn to fit between
the gaps of mine.
The way your hair shines in the depths of winter,
for you are the sun’s companion in the frost.
365 alterations to my otherwise mundane
days of feeling your breath on the nape of my neck.
Even when your lips are 2 hours away.
For your shadow, your fingertips have formed a
carbon copy on my heart.
You have it always. This organ, this beating shape
under layers of skin, you’ve only strengthened.
I know that’s true. My rib-cage, now painted with
I’m not afraid anymore.
You’re to thank for that.