It intrigues me how in this world filled
with chaos and christs nothing
can soothe me like you.
No massage or therapy can calm me
like the affliction of your touch.
Your smile and kiss is
all I need to pull me from
my cloud of questions, lost keys
and too many teeth gnashing
and demanding at once.
You ground me in a place where
others’ lives don’t rely on my
punctuality or presence.
When the violence of society is over
I retreat to you,
Where questions can go unanswered
and yours is all I need to be.