are green, blue, golden
are full of tall, dark, green trees licked by sunshine,
are full of sugary smiles
and airborne laughter
fear and mossy rocks,
brown skin slathered in sun- toasted mud,
high school boys and college kids,
antifreeze and water,
smoke and carne asada
memory screenshots of the day whisper sweetness
and I want to sleep tonight with love, possibility, rosy meadows, and sunshine in my hair
I want my pillow to be soaked in water-less rainbows, encrusted with the materialization of my joy
I want my happiness to smother, to choke the room in light -
I want the world to feel the light, yellow touch of glowing ecstasy in my room
I’d like for everyone to feel starry- eyed and hopeful, like I do now.
oh, love, oh, sweetness- don’t ever let me go
And I nodded inside,
felt the glow of the weekend, of the winter- studded summer warm my cheeks and paint a smile on my face
“Because of me?” I teased,
and he nodded,
and I saw truth in his eyes,
and an almost hesitance to accept
that I’d made these months dreamy white,
glowing bright, soft, swoony magic…
just as he’d made them for me.
wine, sorbet sunsets at the beach,
sand- coated sex,
love- making on his sheets.
hotel sundaes, turquoise waters,
so much sex, it never faltered.
cold fruit, Talent ice cream, Cheyenne potatoes on the go
warm nights making the couch scream when the opportunity arose.
love, sex, drugs,
and rock n roll.
what more could I have wanted from this magic, those chocolate moles?
cinnamon skin that tasted of pizza, apples, and breakfast on his tongue
I never thought I’d be that girl, but I am so young
talk of marriage and miscarriage,
talk of love and muted courage
This summer will bring a tidy close,
to this perpetual love. Who knows, if it’ll grow?
But for now, let’s let the dream continue.
So, come, my love, and enfold me in you