"I seek the highest peaks of your mountains,
throwing my compass away
long before I decided to take the long way home,
upstream against currents too strong for even you,
brimming my eyes with salt water
and etching my skin in paisley patterns from the edges
of every word that snagged the hem of my blouse.
I seek the deepest caverns of your agonies ,
holding lanterns to the glowing eyes leering from each of your boundless fears,
stalking around somber corners of distress-
Their claws ready,
and mouths watering, desperate for the taste of your heart,
foolishly unaware that it already has my name on it.
I seek the brightest stars of your galaxy,
trailing my fingers up the bare skin of your allure,
praying I’d have enough oxygen left to feel the ache of your bones-
Knowing if I could break them open I would find stardust
delicate enough to let slip through my fingers,
but powerful enough to illuminate the brilliance in your eyes
lighting my way through the galactic highways rushing through your veins.
I seek you,
and the worrisome tangles in your hair brushing against
the valleys of my neck,
words dripping with cigarette smoke and cinnamon sugar
thinking I have finally reached your summit only to discover
there are always new heights.
So comparing you to landscapes only seems fair,
because the words “I hopelessly adore you”
just don’t seem good enough.”
-‘I Seek You’ 3/5/14