Your fingers on my forehead Made me wonder if it was raining inside my skull. Your palm across my eyes Shut the light out. Your forearms pressed against my ears Shut the sound out. Your breath in my mouth Replaced my own And you stole me from me And took me into you. I’d never been inside a man before. It was roomy and wide Like a house that faces the ocean. What I saw there made me afraid. What if you never voice those beautiful words? What will you do with all those ideas? What if I’m the only person who ever sees them? I stretched my fingers out to touch those words, As if all I’d ever wanted was to be here, in this moment When I could swim in your dreams And drown in your ideas. You drew me out then. Took me away from the house that faces the ocean. Let me stay I cried. But you escorted me out and back inside my skull Where the rain came down in great sheets Where I looked into your eyes And just for a second caught a glimpse of a turquoise ocean Before a door shut and obscured my view.