Girl by featured artist Lora Mathis
Speaking of Love
The word “forever” feels ticklish in my mouth –
no tongue touching teeth or lips –
just air rushing through on its way to the only ears
I ever want to hear that word.
It is the greatest mystery to me that 26 letters
can fill so many pages, spell out such deep thought,
make words no one can define.
I want to know your body like I know each letter –
feel it on my lips and teeth and tongue –
become so familiar with your skin that I read it like a poem,
speak it like I am fluent in its foreign phrases.
How does your tongue feel in my mouth?
Breezy like forever?