Wednesday, August 3, 2011

100 Words

i knew the moment you arrived.
as best i could, i kept my eyes closed 
and my breathing steady,
joy made my pulse quicken,
desire, my heart skip

i came here, inclined to think 
that you might too.
unlocked our door of secrets.
anticipation keeping me awake
constraint keeping me pretending

the lights are out
i didn't want you to know
until you found me here,
burrowed away where the world 
doesn't know to look

i've dressed for sleeping
so you might 
peel me away in layers.
you laugh softly to find me here,
i smile back in the dark