What is it that scares you?
Is it the glare of the storms that hide in my eyes
Which glint at you like skies of thunder?
Is it the way they catch the light and set on fire
Like embers in a coal pit?
Those desiring pools of blue where Devils dance
Are where you chance and gamble
But fail in the face of my deck of aces.
Is it the way I hold my shoulders?
Or the way my eyes smoulder
And scold you
Or is it the boulders of my bones
That fold under you
Screaming ossified damage?
My soft words scream passion
Like a lamb bleating its agony of slaughter.
O, I’ll scream my agony in your ears,
Whilst my tears smother you in salt
And I’ll deafen you into a nothingness of hearing.
My rage will bind your endearing, trusting wrists
And my wisdom will twist reptilian
Like a medicinal fist full of kindness
That will knock you sideways like Satan’s tongue.
Your blank ears will focus your eyes
Look at me.
Look at my form;
Look at my shape - my faults -
And look at each strand of my hair.
Look at my thighs
Then my eyes which clamour
As my soul quakes
To the shaking of my legs.
Just see me whole.
Look at me dressed
In my nudity, my apple-grabbing bareness
Which blares in my ribs of bark
That flinch at your hand’s command.
Look at me in darkness and in daylight,
I dare you.
I won’t spare you
I dare you: touch me.
Eat too much of me
Clutch me and
Touch me so I shiver
You’ve seen me; now feel me more.
F e e l
Until my body is bruised and sore.
With each fragment of your DNA fingerprint
And mark my body with crime scene ink,
You wicked Devil of printing press passion.
Feel my body as it undulates
Under you and over you.
Feel my heat as I stand away from you
With my chest tied like a knot around yours
So that we rot like two ink blots on a page.
We are thriving darling
But in this moment's affection
I am nothing and everything;
An affliction of dialectics
Conjoined into synthesis.
Feel my lake that drowns you
And feel my chest when it beats
And heats like a furnace under my breasts as you clasp them.
Hear me as I gasp my soul into mist
To mystify you.
Sink my heavy breaths in your mouth
And taste my skin with your tongue
For each pore
Die by my energy,
I command you with my submission:
We are paradox seeking nullity.
You are Antony in Actium’s battle
Fleeing the sea
And holding my arms
Like roots hold soil
But we are ocean
So dissolve me as I evolve with your body divine.
I am electric tonight;
I am bolts and volts of explosive light
Which destroy and make bright
The darkness you hold within.
I’ll eat you alive with goodness
And feed you with my essence
And love you with my spirit
Until you believe you’re the sky
So that your lightning blends my storms
And we create
Destroy me then mould me.
Tear me then hold me.
Just rip me, strip me bare
And shred me into a thread that holds your soul.
Just hold me
And love me
As I love you.