Tell me something sweet because I need to hear it.
let me paint you in the deepest shades of blue and purple,
from the bruises I have earned.
with lashings that have forced my hand into the crippled positions that hold
pencil and pen
crippled, aching for you to hold them
feel my crevices and callouses
because I know you can't see the words written in her fingernails
but I will still try to make you see them
even if they aren't there
are you listening?
im trying to tell you I love you with the silent spaces in between my heartbeats
you can hear those cosmic claps of love
the vibrations of our blood flow pounding in archaic synchronization
to the tune of our breathing
can you feel them?
Those muffled, mutilated
emotions that stay unspoken
because I've written the most beautiful poems about you in my head
but my tongue is too dead to say them.