Why Can’t We Live Forever and Just Do This?

Lying in bed
after the third time.
She runs her hand
over my chest
without a word.
Her skin gliding over
my skin
effortlessly.

The way it should be.

“Why can’t we live forever
and just do this?” She asks.

“I know.” I said.
I looked over at the clock.
I had to be at work in two hours.
I never slept.
It was worth it.
I should be whipped
for the joy that I had.
I kissed her forehead
and repeated,
“I know.”

Completely lost
in the sedation
of lying beside someone
for whom I have never
felt such hunger

-I was sure that we could fit one more in.

A bird flew upon the sill
and looked in at me.

It wanted to know secrets.

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