365 Poems – 25: The Only Time We Have Is Now (Rough first draft)

The only time we have is now


You fuck me

with fierce concentration,

until my entire body

is shivering.


It’s like snow

has drifted against

the length of my spine.


I take notice

of my breathing.

Each breath

is a thousand

times sweeter

than all the ones

taken before.


I don’t want sleep.

I’m too excited,

too body confident.


Kiss my wrists,

trace my tattoos

with your lips

and tongue.


Ask what my best self is like,

because I can tell you now,

I’ve met her.