like reading a book backward, i read you. tears crawled up your cheek and hid themselves in your eyes. i backed forward, pulled my lips against yours, pressed them away, and leaned back. my hand fell up to your face, traced your cheekbone, raised back down to my side.
you feel like glass against my skin
cold and distant, beautiful, let me in
like a poem bottom to top, i felt you near and against me. your arms wrapped around where i wasn't a few minutes later and where i won't be a moment ago. your eyes spelled out words right to left, .oot ,uoy evol i dna og ot evah uoy das m'i and i love you.
too, you love i and you love i. and backwards gets old quickly. i walked toward you and kept getting further away and no matter how long i held you, for me, it ended where we started. i had to wonder often, did i see you? or was it that you were really just the light that left my eyes?
you feel like crystal on my cheek, break my bones
my heart? trapped twixt them. your chest? its home.<