I want to be a poem


I want to be a lost poem in a strangers coat pocket
That conveys the importance of you
To assure you of my desire
To assure you of my dreams
I want all the possibilities of you in writing
I want to give you your reflection
I want your eyes on me
I want to travel with you to the likeness and stay there
And I want everything before you to follow us like a trail behind me
I want never to say goodbye
Even on the street corner or the phone
I want
I want so much I’m breathless
I want to put my power into a poem to burn a hole in your pocket
So I can sew it
I want my words to scream through you
I want the poem not to mean that much
And I want to contradict myself accidentally
And for you to know what I mean
I want you to be distant and for me to feel you close
I want endless days when it’s day
And nighttime never to end when it’s night
I want all the seasons in one day
I want the sun to set before us, and come up in front of us
I want water up to our waists and I want to be drenched by the rain up to our ankles with holes in our shoes
I want to think your thoughts because they are mine
I want only what’s urgent with you
To get in the way of barriers
I want you to be tender
Like you already are
I want you to be tough
Like you already are
I want us to have met for a reason
And for that reason to be important
And I want it to be bigger than us
I want it to take over us
I want to forget
I want to remember us
And I want you smile always
And your grimaces too
I want your scars on my lips
And I want your disappointments in my heart
I want your strength in my soul and your soul in my eyes
I want to believe everything you say
And I do
And I want you to tell me what’s best when I don’t know
When you’re lost I want to find you
When you’re weary I want to give you steeples
And cathedral thoughts
Coliseum dreams
I want to drag you from the darkness
And kneel with you exhausted with the blinding light blaring on us.
I want
I want so much I cannot bear it.