serious face #22

June 23, 2016

It's hard to be vulnerable. 


You held my side 

as we stood at Stonewall

West 4th

the vigil 




I read of a young couple

whose funeral is their marriage. 


You sneak your hand 

into my tank top

press your fingertips 

into my ribs

Your hand cradles my core.


I rest my chin

atop your head.


Take in the masses.

Grateful to be here

With you

With them. 


and I realize 

we're creating moments. 


We're creating 


A space in the world 

where we exist 



I walked into No. 7

15 minutes tardy 

to my birthday party


You were the only one there. 

Perched on a stole.


Birthday candles 

in a Justin's 

Dark Chocolate

Peanut Buttercup.


When you smile big

You tilt your chin up.


I have feels 

A lot of them.

I search for outlets

for comrades

to discuss life sentiments.


You call it serious face

You silly your face

to be as serious as mine.


To be vulnerable. 


I ask you to tell me

I'm yours.

It feels like a lack of independence.

To want to belong to someone else.

To you.


To be vulnerable. 


You look at me and say 

You are mine.

And I get nervous.

Good nervous.


I want to be 


for you,




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