day 4 prompt: I challenge you to write a “loveless” love poem. Don’t use the word love! And avoid the flowers and rainbows.
aya and e— speak of emotion
you taste like metal and fire.
i claim you as my blood moon
my favorite of the rare phenomena,
brief and breathless.
you do worse than that, queen.
you dismiss the shadows
til i’m a foolish orbit
i feel so small and imperfect in all that light
gift me darkness
no, that’s a different season, night
i can only offer you me, selfish and swollen –
but that’s precisely what i mean
it’s that you swallow me up
and i would actually live inside of you
on whatever world you go to
(laughing) but then i couldn’t see you
obsidian, sharp, bright, gorgeous…
anyway, there’s only the world we make.
hold me closer. cover my eyes with your hair.
i’m already dreaming of you tonight.
tomorrow we should turn the field.
tomorrow we should make the map
organize the pantry
and see about the water
and talk with more of the ghosts
yes. we can do all things, or no things.
it’s all exquisite. do you feel that vastness?
this vastness. this this this.
if we are quiet, we can live here forever
that’s what i mean, precisely.
you, you are the forever i always wanted.