i caught that.
found your hard side, slipped through my cracks like water, it did.
and you meant none of it, i know. but i caught it. it slid down my chest, right into my belly. easy with the balloons that were already there. caused breathlessness.
and i can’t tell you. paranoia. learned lessons. cause. clarity.
i found that remark.
felt it deep in my certainty. lasting as long as sugar does in water. i found it in you. lips bleeding the syrup. eyes glassed in it. hiding the gesture, playing the fool, i could taste it. eloquent. bittersweet. concerned. needled.
my sweetness. caught.
i heard it, louder and clear, this time. i heard you, through the typewriter and frequency waves. a melody to my bad day, you’re the drum to the blue birds heart. the crack in my water-glass.. still holding tight to my wetness, breathing fire.