Whatsapp_image_2019-03-24_at_16.04.23__1_by Jessica Hopkins11 Feb 2018

Obsessively --

each word is felt
again and again

i want to know
if i love the sound of your voice,
the texture of your lips,
your palms.

i want to touch
every part
of who you are
and confirm
every inch of joy
you make me feel.

i need to laugh
as you whisper soft sounds
into my ear

and hold
my presence
as your prisoner.