sleeping sideways because of you
waking up where I wake up everyday
dizzy from the temples
to the toenails.
cat scratches, freckles, wrinkles, hair;
these are egyptian hieroglyphics.
we are scientists and this is our science!
he looks so cute! cuter than the average boy!
he makes me giggle when I'm ready to jump,
when I'm ready to jump "for real this time,"
but will you pinky promise?
that colors, time, words aren't real?
cities, jobs, planets, mirrors, blood: not real?
tell me that the only real you've ever known
is staring straight at you through my eyes whispering

"love me
love me
love me"