catch me slipping through the cantankerous nights when i stray too far from the regulations we regard
senses slip off our tongues and join in a magnetic hum of where we can drift in times of torture tangled webs and butcher knife forgetfulness
i remember the way you taste
the echo of your heels hitting the hardwood floor we toiled to step upon when heralding a different saint would have been easier
i can’t escape the memory of how your breath, with the day’s work, walked into my space and brought comfort
your choice of dressing dancing before your lips had time to meet mine
a candlelit denial of moments we couldn’t be anywhere else.