The sunset is in your mouth
and it drips out onto your body
you laugh and look embarrassed
because it happened so suddenly
the colour spreading,
bruising the skin

I move behind you
press my body into yours
cover your mouth with my hands
so that you will not be damaged
by the light
spilling out of you like blood
wet curves and sharp angularity
prove consistently incompatible
we are only two shapes embracing,
that is all
I show you how to cover the openings
so they will not leak again
we are both lonely and sad
but relieved the ordeal has passed

The similarities between two
naked bodies
shocks me
like cold river water
between my thighs
in the morning

this body is a territory
colonized by men
fighting for visitation rights

or maybe this mind

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