if I could tell you all of me
through the tears I cry
spilling my love over my smiling, laughing lips
slipping into yours
emotions too strong to grasp
cannot be contained
I try to tell in half-sentence babble
love I cannot yet explain
my heart is full
with words too beautiful for speech
I could cry into your chest
the story of my soul
sing it to the beat of your heart
I could dream you a vision of me
where words are left unspoken
hoping you can see
My fingers learn to do yoga.
They callous at the tips, and I
cannot feel you nearly as well.
Dylan learned to play guitar before
I was born. Had I been in 1950,
I would have run away from home.
Your banjo sings to my skin.
Goose-pimples are like snow-capped peaks
And your song skis my shoulders.
I sing in the car, and the shower,
and crossed-legged on your cold couch.
You prepare breakfast and green tea.
Sometimes fingers dance until
they are broken. Dylan didn’t want
to talk about that, either.
Dawn wakes us in the morning.
I laugh at everything now.
Let us perform on a small stage!