You say I can’t tell you

“I love you” until I mean it

So I’ll just mouth it while your back is turned

to see how true it tastes against my teeth

 

 

I track the breath of all of your sentences

 

Wish I could walk their path through your diaphragm

Tap dance sex waltz on your tongue

And slip through your lips

 

While you sleep I wait to hear you call my name

 

Like a prayer no one’s meant to hear

When we fuck I say your’s like song

of sin and salvation

 

What is an utterance?

 

grimace/grab/eyes flutter

soft kiss/laugh/stutter

Whispering words I cannot speak aloud