The end of a week
The light from the bed-stand lamp shone onto your hair
It was a wheat field at sunset, it was an empty clay field in New Mexico
With its saturated yellows, blacks and reds. I brushed my fingers across the plain.
I felt the grain brush and twist between my fingers.
You pushed your back closer to my chest and sighed happiness
And I continued to memorize every detail of the moment
The way I felt powerful and safe because I made you feel safe and powerful
The way you tried to continue the conversation, even though it was ending.
I pulled you closer, so that I may hopefully pull you within me.
Capture the time we spent together deep within my chest.
Where I could lock it away like a frozen songbird
That hums a single note that never ends.
Your packed cardboard boxes sang a soft hymn
It was a song about the time we’d never have.
I traced the lyrics that the boxes sung
Into the curvature of your back.
I wonder if the colors show in Houston
If the suns rays bounce off the city streets.
I wonder if in that roaring city
Your hair is the sole provider of wheat.