July 07, 2004

poem for Jstb

You showed me a world of happiness inside an oyster
With meat, juice and a pearly heaven overhead
Compact, clinging to seaweed in an uncertain tide
We are just like everyone else, but together

You showed me normal
You gave me the key to your house and my happiness
It could all really be as easy as putting the kettle on
Or drinking coffee in mismatched mugs

You showed me a harbour, handsome sailor
Where we imagine boats
where I could lie on the pier naked with you
A breeze on our skin
And my mouth pouring out into the water
All the dark secrets that burdened this heart
For far too long

You showed me the inside of your heart is
Carved with one word: Mine


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