i’m drinking wine, and all i can think of is how badly i want to kiss your lips, your tired eyelids, your throat, your hands. i want to hold every part of you. i want to press my body into yours, feel you give way beneath my skin as you recount every minute and second of your life since i have been away. my heart is pounding so fiercely, it is singing the song of the ocean. it carries the storms and whirlpools and eddies and miles that have kept us apart. my heart keeps beating like a useless fist against a prison wall, i wish i could be close to you. i’ll sleep soon, and you’ll wake. as you dream i daydream.
There’s a fire burning, burning in my soul.
Today a pigeon almost flew into my head while I was crossing the street, but I ducked and avoided it. “This is it,” I thought, “Today is my day.”