You’ve taken so much from me.
I used to be able to lose myself
in thoughts of the ocean, or the sky
at sunrise or sunset, you know?
how the light is then? so beautiful,
so unpredictable. Now I can’t think
of the ocean without tasting the salt
on your skin, still wet from the water.
I can’t watch the sunrise without wanting
to curl myself around you back in bed,
and sunsets… fuck you. Sunsets drag me
off the side of the road with wanting you
in the back seat in the breakdown lane,
or on the hood on some country road.
You’ve taken so much from me,
and every day I love you taking more,
linking more of everything to you
until I can’t think of anything, anything
but how to love you with it even more.”