we talk in hushed voices
scurrying across campus
hurried mice hiding from cats
crumbs still coating our whiskers.
kisses shared in the night
full dark, no stars, full quiet, no riots
the only souls awake are us
your hands are glimmers across my body
our limbs intertwine, hair everywhere
Your shoulder is in my mouth
we feast, a pair of cannibal animals.
your eyes are ice, electric with passion.
Brown flecks splattered across the irises, stars in the sky
tonight our love tastes of the cosmos
I whisper to you, magical tongues from days past
words that are at once familiar and foreign
we collapse, two puddles beneath the sheets.
you caress my face with the delicate hands of a gardener.
our pillow talk is quiet
still spoken in my slithered tongue
we sleep, dormant flowers under a dark sky.
We talk in loud voices
Walking patiently across campus.
You’re with your wife, and I am in hand with my partner
We are chameleons in this tropical forest.
(At night the pantomime begins again
we scurry, speaking in our native tongues
our love exploring places the eye does not see)