Violet dances through the atmosphere
teaching weightless secrets to gravities foes.
Wrapping around sloped neck
above bony collarbones
marked with blue
where my fingers used to brush.
It closes in warm embrace
as fibers stretch and eyes begin to raise –
and I find myself trembling in your cold azure seas,
lost amongst the deep sapphire
where unshed dreams hide beneath cresting lust.
I let myself glide
all of me to feel
you’re deflated lungs –
punctured by lost fragments of sanity.
Air begins to be but another lost dream
that I can see in your gaze
as delicate and stiff as all the other
Then I sense it happening,
for lack of breath you fall deeper
into the purple scarf
and my arms.
As you grow paler
I breathe harder,
hungrily lapping up the air
with the type of lust that I saw you nurture
I let myself stroke those collarbones,
feelings them pulsate with a slowing beat
radiating from beneath stretched skin
suddenly too tight to keep your soul inside.
And as I watch those eyelids close
over the oceans that were once my home,
I take in your last exhale,
and leave you