And just when my

Waterproofing dried in comes

Another trickle where’d that

Come from following the

Winding wetness I see

An open window a

Photograph loosely taped to

The side of some

Other obscure memory slumping

To the humid concrete

Of my hearts basement

I admit I’m doomed

The water will win

He will always find

A way to remind

Me that he was

Once here still is

And always will be


Lay with me

Let me paint

You with words

Let me strum

Your hair like

A harp let

Me tap your

Tummy like a

Tympani let my

Fingers dip in

Loves water colors

And draw circles

Across your brow

Down the cliffs

Of your cheekbones

And pool in

The hollows of

Your throat lay

With me and

Let me look

Into your eyes

And see stars

So far away

Yet close enough

To touch stay

Lay with me

Delay with me

Let this night

Last into the

Day with me