It is really so simple, she said
Light down the spine,
name and number each bone
make a fantastic inventory.
Use descriptive language when searching for skin, hair
wrap each finger carefully in curls
(the slightest tug will do for now)
Ask short questions pertaining to the weight of winks
Itemize the sighs, bottle, and preserve.
Linger in the kisses a moment too long,
paying close attention to the way the eyes look while closed- just after.
Rest on the slight curve of the hip, apply pressure with fingertips. Make the slightest mark.
Index all of the whispers, separating night from day whispers.
Backlog each moment we speak of love.
Season is fickle.
Words and wild remain un-categorized,
lovely, longing and without requite.
I will paint this, sing it. And forget.
See you each day, (And your graceful peasant eyes)
referring to the record
of our almost (surrender) affair.