Mastery is secondary,
first comes raw desire.
But the former stays with you.
When you said,
I do love you too… you know…
I said, I know… in your way you do…
(and I’ve written you a letter explaining all I know on the subject)
but I didn’t say
that when I said
I love you I meant I love you
like there are rotating constellations in my eyes and I’m four years old
outstretching my arms to signify the bigness of the universe
and I know the fully vulnerable truth of your mortal bones,
still, I make this gesture of belief in your holiness.
I do want to hear you sing.
as if you are walking alone and noticed how
everywhere around your body
hearts are beating
(bugs, birds, people, animals, us)
and all of these heartbeats