body upon body

relief runs in our veins
& we make heaven up within our heads

in this dimlit room, my body carries the weight of light

as darkness s l o w l y…
closes upon me

& everywhere becomes as distant as the next country

I have always dreamt of oblivion as family

now my soul leaves my body to hang above me like a lamp
& in my heart, void takes the shape of sweetness

when my soul rises into a pink cloud like a bird
& is asked of betrayal
it dives back into my body like a swimmer dives into a pool

& I wake up sweating