Earth laughs in flowers
– Ralph Waldo Emerson
He pulls lily petals over my head,
out of my skin,
wonders what it’s like to make me blush
let’s make our bed out of daisies.
I will bind you
with twigs and
you entangle yourself
around me like ivy
until we are both breathing in bloom.
let’s exhale jasmine,
let’s fall heady against petals as
I lose my touch against yours.
I will wake up
to your sunflower mouth,
kissing the yellow light under my chin,
dandelions bursting within.
I want you to become moss and
spread over every inch of me.
You are my true north,
you are firm constant,
And I will find a way,
to float over your skin
like lily pads
and blossom not only in spring.
You tangle your fingers in my hair,
making garlands from carnation sighs,
and I wonder who prefers cherry blossoms,
when the press of your mouth
maybe this moment
is our meadow.
And though spring is not forever,
growth can be eternal.
I want your hands buried in my soil.
I want to grow over your every cell.