i break from the steely eyes
you hide beneath that “wonderous” smile
she takes me away from your warm chin
i can still feel on my shoulder
finding the knots
giving away the tension

we’re children hiding in adults
playing house, playing us
while i begin to get lost
holding onto my swelling heart as i turn away
from you, touching instead
curtains shifting the light

we move around each other carefully
dreams in our hair, voices still waking
as our thoughts are put to bed for the day
wrapping ourselves up separately
colder, for it
our breath, smoke and steam

suppressing chewing our lips
words dance to death in our mouths
holding back from staining
so that i can come back
to warm your gaze and smile with you
more wonderous smiles with you