us

a hidden oasis

kept locked in the basement

the seat of the spine

and the vortex of truth

gold on your shoulder

a chip in your tooth

the world on a leash

kitty on a killing spree

sugar in my coffee

honey in my tea

do I write the day off as a memory?

dissolve in the spaces

between you and me

give into my softness

give into my sloth

try to be just as still 

as the static of touch

do I write the day off

as a memory?

dissolve in the spaces

between you and me

obsessive compulsion

and incessant greed

to know each bit

of the distance

between

you and me

Maddie Wise