Beneath the Skin

Jun 26, 2021 by Kyomi O'Connor


 

                                                            Photo by Renate Vanaga on Unsplash



Do I need to know

how many bones

you’ve fractured

beneath your

senescent skin.

 

In the depth of

your crinkles

the sweat

you’re perfusing

enfolded

 

close your eyes

let me kiss you

on your eyebrow

 

the years you filled

the voice muffled

the arms curled

around me

 

all that

makes me

want you more

and

in love

 

I’d like that way

 

I had nothing

and little

to offer

 

everything

is the becoming

 

before us