To have you hold me with your paws
and the barely silent growl of your breathing
as you fall asleep behind me
sends me to this place
where I am a little animal in a cave beside you
since the time you brought me home.
And I look out at the night kings overhead
and pounce in grasses so high
where I can be wild and free
until the dawn leaks down once more.
But for you, I leave there every morning
to bound home and find you awake
where you wait with the lips and the gaze
you hold just for me.
I swear I will never sleep again
so that I might stand beside you forever
and catch each smile
that forms the creases on your face. I would lick each one as your story unfolds
with the tip of my pretty tongue.
And as days roll into breathy nights
I will absorb your body unfolding over mine,
where I become less than an animal
before the hazy light that you bring.
Like a whiskey high that falls from your mind
in strips of warmth to my breast
with the softest eyes of nature
that I am always so glad to drown in.
And I have fallen so completely for you
that I am gone, even from existence
until you bring your words to me
so that I may transcend them all
over and over again.
Then my body might re appear
as something more than light
and my tail grow back just long enough
to wrap around yours
and see that you have become so delicious
that I could maybe eat you whole.