I drank your beauty into my eyes, your
kindness I drank like wine into my heart
my soul swallowed your tender lies and truths
sated and intoxicated my mind . . .
your song flowed into my ears, calmed spirit
and body alike; your kisses poured out
all over me I gulped into memory
so that never again would I feel alone.
so drunk on you I can’t move, barely breathing
I stagger through the night calling your name
into dreams dreamt under a hostile moon;
where were you when I awoke, love? alone
under frightful skies, head and heart aching,
all I taste is the ache of wanting you more.