I want to ask you to kiss me. Ask you to wet the surface of my lips Come closer to my body And Guide my hand though peaks and arches I want to map out the constellation of your mind Trace the blueprints of your bones. The sketches of your soul. I don’t want to feel this way But I have too... I don’t think there’s a choice Up all night because of you I barely sleep anymore, Thoughts causing my blood to boil beneath my chest Like an open fire Keeping the extremities of my body warm and conflicted A melting pot, Crucible in my heart Where armor is shaped and fitted to protect myself from pain I am convinced rest will only come when I see you again But I know how dizzy-drunk with desire I really am Poisoned and burned with lust and unwelcome adoration Breathless in its devotion to you I am simply seeking to be in the presence of your breath The presence of your umbra Watch how you move Study the details of your body Shadow with shadow palm to palm Painting the peaks and arches, Twisted angles and curves of your figure Feel my grip reach around you Squeezing you inward. As if you were always falling away. I would never let you go. And you Purlicues full with the weighted nature of my breasts Kissing the soft arch of my back I wish I could ask you to kiss me.