I don’t know any other way to love but
to go all the way into the depths of you,
into the caverns and past the barricades,
to dig for the place you keep
your sadnesses and your fluorescent dreams,
to turn the lights on at all hours
to find the bottom of your longing
and the corners of your disappointments.
I will burrow my love, blunt and abrasive
like I do with my limbs around your torso
at night when we sleep.
[Photo by Gillian Stevens]