Still

Stay still
half naked
looking out the window
near the tall mirror
Let me observe the curve
of your back
Let a nonchalent hand
stroke your shoulder
and the other ask your sex
while your strong tighs
accomplice of your feet
reveal your calves
Do not look at me
Let’s focus on you
Stand tall
Keep our love safe
in your chest
Embrace these days
of our blissful quest
before you exhaust me
before I can no longer
follow your immensity
Soon enough you will outgrow
this mine of a home
and I will disappear
beneath the ruins of my prime
Still, stay

Drawn

Meticulously

Courageously

Playfully

Painfully

Hardly

I drew like a child

the letters of my name

the first

not the last

The lines showed hesitation

The shapes were amusing

The arrangement thrived

in approximation

And I had forgotten all of my worries

all the words that came before

all those to follow tomorrow

Meticulously

Courageously

Playfully

Painfully

Hardly

I drew one last time

the letters of my name

the first

not the last

As would do the elderly

I became