Hold me like a rose

I show you
I find you
I ask you
I don’t ask
I don’t wait
I won’t ask
I can’t tell you
I bite
I bite your lip
I breathe your breath
I pulse
I pray
I pray aloud
I smell you on my skin
I say the word
I say your name
I cover you
I shelter you
I run from you
I run to you
hold me like a rose
feed my mind
with your tongue
anaesthetise my reason
and my conscience
in bones
in bodies
of heart.