mortar & mortar with you i became intact. original. stepped into an ocean's feathers. i am one second from un-collision. the perfect dust. your every breath like birds as we made the space craft from cardboard & tin cans. camped out in the thinnest closet. antler from the dumpster. i needed you the way grind needs rosemary & the way a cemetery without visitors goes static. cast iron pan on the porch. the neighbors' midnight orchestra. a bicycle burned into the hallway light. tell me more about your concrete. tell me where you want to be pressed this time. my face can be your only gramophone. let's sing louder & unravel words into colors. you make me dream of vacant weddings where our love becomes an object. glossy vase. chandelier. i carry you easy as a basket of dandelions. you kiss me like stones tell each other secrets. i want nothing more than to sleep inside your story. dog-eared under blankets. pestles barking in the yard. we're too content. too full of bay windows. i'll climb the tree. you turn over the earth. a spot for the moon to nestle deep while i tell you again how much i love you.