Do not apologise for your behavior
I have to apologise for mine.
Do not look on me with
those eyes –
they are not meant for me
those are the eyes of love.
And do not leave your ghost in my house
when I cannot leave mine with you.
Your ghost does nothing for me
but tickle skin that desires to be grabbed
on nights you can’t come over.
I would like to sleep with you.
…you misunderstand my meaning.
Though of course I would like what my words may imply
what I mean
is what I said.
I wish to curl up beside you in the aftermath
and drift off…
I would like to be in comfort
There will be a time of course
where we separate
where we drift off into night time imaginings…
but this is a perfect place for people who love:
I would very much like to sleep with you.