when you caused me to look at myself
and let you see me too,
I told you,
“my tears are beautiful.”
 and suddenly the universe opened
and I was wide awake.

and for a speck of eternity,
i felt you in my arms
like my own skin.
and i knew that i was married to you.

and all that was mine
is now yours.
you have reached through me
and i breathed through you.

your mind sang so loudly
my heart was naked
like Jericho.

and you loved me more.

and I let you.

and i will embrace you
face to face now.
i won’t ward off the days
until you leave
instead welcome you
each time you crash into me.

my heart is not mine now.

do as you please.