September 19, 2014

A Love that would Rather Not Wait. {Poem}

All the Boys. 1

Darling let’s not have coffee or tea or talk or entertain the world or ourselves with trivial things such as the weather or where we have to be five minutes from now.

For I am so hungry for your mouth—cursing the days, hours and minutes that your body cannot find mine.

If I shall have to wait much longer, I will make love to you—there, then on the airport floor.


I just want to wake up and shout I love yous at each each other

Yell it through each touch along your spine

In each kiss along your neck

In the way you reach over and pull me back in

Because it’s morning time

Who cuddles while they sleep? Suckers do

But I want to drink up the first moments of each day with my skin beside you

In the way we wake up and feel so god damn blessed to have found each other in this bat shit

crazy world and get to maneuver through it together

In a way that makes our love insurmountable and unstoppable

That scoffs at distance, for we know the importance of space within our togetherness.

You do not complete me, nor I you.

We were full before

grounded before

that’s why when we dance, we have so much fun.

A love that is so strong, that we replace jealousy with the confidence that we are such delectable

lovers the whole world wants a piece

And that at the end of the day all we really have is the choice to choose each other

To wake up each day and say I choose you. I want you.

And hope like a mother f*cker we’re both up to our necks in the same kind of love

And then do it all again the next day.


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Editor: Ashleigh Hitchcock

Photo: Courtesy of the author


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