Shrinking, Shrinking

Every time I am around you

I become less of myself

grasping at vapours

until I am the air-

You’ll breathe me in

and I will be lost

and dwelling

under your skin


Traverse me

rein in my hair

unclothe my smile

and conquer my skin.

Claim me as yours,

write your name on my wrists

and believe that you know me.

Then let me be your hurricane.

Live in me-

I’ll wash you away.