you pull me in

when i look up at the stars
I think about those ocean
that had us stranded at
each other’s
I can taste the icy midnight air
The salt on my lips
lips begging
to be kissed but so scared
of being touched

when i close my eyes
I remember how yours felt
on me
I know exactly how frightened i was
of your love
washing me up and away
how afraid I was
of being carried
out by tides i knew
I wouldn’t fight

my skin
I feel the grains of sand
I had been counting at the time
when I was reminding myself
I’ve counted enough
I have waited
for the waves to reach me
and so I waded out
to the sea
knowing you would walk
next to me.