You’re clean and functional
But so dry, so thin
Encasing my bones and veins
Written on you is all we’ve shared
So visible and obvious
You tell no lies
Freckled, hairy forearms
Scarred hands and calloused palms
You couldn’t belong to a pretty girl who stays indoors
You’re lived in and you’re mine.
Barrier between the world
something that’s simultaneously intangible,
Looking through your sheer shield
i can make out the vessels of my vascular
What is it you are holding?
Erythrocytes and plasma?
or some unspoken knowledge that you carry to my heart,
but not my brain.
When her fingertips touched you, you felt something
Something that the head doesn’t realise it shouldn’t want yet