your skin i don't know
your breath i imagine
the way you look when you're relaxed
or rush back inside to get something you've forgotten.
your heart beats as fast as mine
so far away
you are right next to my ear through a thousand miles of air
and your words increase my gasps of incessant surprise and delight.
never before have i known a stranger so well.
never before have i let myself be known.
i do not hold back because this is not all those other times when it wasn't quite right.
spirits asking and offering answers to questions never uttered aloud, but heard all the same.
if this is what being myself with you means, then let us never be apart.
home at long last.