I want to do everything all at once:
Read this and write that, hear your voice,
listen to your fears and your dreams.
But mostly I want to feel you:
To be near you.
I want to take all of the grapes
off the vine and eat your pain — swallow it
I want to take my fear and throw it into the
wind — watch it swirl around me,
through me, and release me
into your arms. I want
to dip my toes in the warmth
of your ocean and laugh
at the setting sun
lassoed to the trees.
To be near you
just for an hour
or a weekend
or a lifetime —
this is a dream worth having
even if it never comes true.