take me to Paris
so i can butcher beautiful words and mimic foreign accents
and drink incredibly expensive coffee
and pretend i like tea at 3 in the afternoon.
i will walk around while simultaneously falling in love with the romance language subliminally spoken
take me to Paris
so that i can take in the overwhelming scent of
freshly printed poems and bakery goods and cry because
a bit restless, a bit reckless.
don’t push me too far,
might jump just for fun.
you might be afraid,
but i will be free.
diving into unconquered space,
oh, i’m on my tippy toes, just say the word.
I promise it wasn’t in my head.
I saw him.
Even if it was just for a second
Before his frame was wiped away by fairy dust,
were before me.
that fact is,
you don’t know me so well,
and i shouldn’t be hurt by your lack of knowledge of whether i prefer purple or blue,
but i can’t help but be disappointed in you.
and at the same time, it’s my fault too,
i kept to myself because you wouldn’t include,
me in the world you shared with
i get that time has been lost and neglected and laid aside,
but i think it’s time that we’ve tried,
to get to know one another.
how much i have changed.
my covers are clean and sparkle
under the bright lights shining down on me.
and i smile when i go off to sleep
because i know in the morning who i will meet,
so i grab hold of life and air
and roll off the bed with effortless grace.
so much grace,
draped down on me but held light and tender on my shoulders.
what was dirty
is now white as snow.
white as snow.
nowhere to hide because daybreak is no longer a curtain
and there is no theater or seats or dreadful laughter.
night is light and no longer is there a struggle with
hands to my throat
and grave whispers in my ear.
it is unbelievable
how i have changed,
those voices have come to adore me.
You have seen this flesh through.
When it consumed me,
When it bled alongside you on the cross,
In your arms, I was wrapped,
Tucked away until I was complete,
And plucked from the edge of
I almost plummeted but,
You gave me wings,
So now I soar and I’m whole,
And it’s just because of you,
At the end of the day,
While my love had weakened and strengthened and failed and triumphed,
Yours remained the same.