"There are some things we just don’t talk about—
Not even in the morning, when we’re waking,
When your calloused fingers tentatively walk
The slope of my waist:
How love’s a rust-worn boat,
Abandoned at the dock—and who could doubt
Waves lick their teeth, eyeing its hull? We’re taking
Our wreckage as a promise, so we don’t talk.
We wet the tired oars, tide drawing us out."
Reblogged from journalofanobody
Ashley Anna McHugh, from “The Unquarried Blue of Those Depths Is All But Blinding,” Into These Knots (Ivan R. Dee, 2010)