CALLING QUITS

i asked you to stay

as if you should know

that this fleeting moment we share

is just a desert mirage

hidden behind layers

of arid heat

and dehydration

soon to never be seen

again


hold me

i said

for in my bones i feel

come tomorrow

my warmth will no longer exist

spun up within

the embrace

of your intoxicating cocoon


one last time

i long

for you to take

the coarse surface of your thumb

and study with care

the trail of my cheekbone

without disappointment

leaking from the corner

of your cloudy eyes


and

i asked you to go

as if you should know

that sometimes

what i say

and what i mean

are like two birds

flying blind

in the night