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

PastThePass (to Christopher)

And so we

Made it through

The pass between

Interested and involved

A scary canyon

Filled with uncertainty

Coming out the

Other side avoiding

Boulders of suspicion

And jealousy we’re

Now clear to

The valley of

Possibility of what

We might be

Less frightening and

Calmer we exhale

Knowing that we

Are traversing this

Thing called life