February 8, 2024


beneath my chest
across the table
i feel the red
around my eyes
the glistening
in diner light

don’t be sad” you said
i’m not”

it’s just the sunrise
brilliant sky
i see when you smile
the ocean swell
your touch
that pulls me out to sea
it’s just the absence
of weight from my shoulders
the bow of respect
ceremony of tea
for you
for me

it’s just
i’m flooded with gratitude
to be joined
with someone
i am honored
to be near


© Copyright Ben Sea All Rights Reserved

Previous post
orbiting light orbiting light, gifting the smiles of our dearest
Next post
farther it is farther, from your skin to mine