In my dream you were there
behind me, your body nestled to mine. I could feel your
breath on my neck and I asked when you came.
I have always been here. They say time
in the universe is not the same
as how we think of time. You know my touch
because you’ve felt it before. My hand
wrapped to your thigh, how my mouth wets a path
down your skin’s delicate hairs.
I cannot ever know your touch without having felt
your absence. In the dream you were gone
carried away on the crest of a wave
when I woke I felt far from you.
That comes in the pain of distance and landscape
the emptiness of horizon. (She centers herself.)
Do not translate this, I want to feel you
inside me. Stay in this moment.
Do not go anywhere without me.
“carried away on the crest of a wave” from “Land Locked Blues” by Bright Eyes (I’m Wide Awake, It’s Morning, 2005)