Joy as Woman

I hold her hand and vanish

I kiss her mouth and my tongue goes still

This is where I find rest today

 

When too afraid

And too tired

Have broken their hold on my feet

I breathe

Deep

     And long

          And loud

Like three years of lost come home to me

 

And she soft 

And glows like summer

And smells like sun and all the time in the world 

She smiles like it's hers, and not borrowed 

Laughs like her belly be full of bliss

Or light 

Or both

 

And I hold her hand on this ledge

And I kiss her mouth with this tongue 

And we step off into nowhere 

 

Just for a minute

Just to catch my breath 

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