You put embers alive in my skin
Smoldering in every pore,
kindling at my core
Like I’m made of light
You make me feel like a caveman’s treasure
Let’s make cave paintings with our fingers and carve
ourselves into cavern walls
I am survival licking in the wild winter
to thaw your bones
and the scent of toasted marshmallows.
You make me flicker like a native dance
for youth and scar tissue and miracles
I tangle myself and untangle in you.
The leaves above me partner up and start cutting rugs
to the song of our sparks
I toss my ashes like confetti,
for you are my celebration.
Sleep on a bed of coals with me
Feed me through the night
Let me climb your legs like thirsty trees,
I want to set you ablaze.