i have been daydreaming

for fifteen months in

your head

eating the food

in your mouth

sucking those lips

a curandera

whispering love

potions to broken hips

a room full

of cobwebs

lack the broom to sweep it

yet i persist

in my dreams

i see your eyes

look through me

yet stay sunken in

my heart like a memory

so old it cannot leave you

like a stone thrown down

the well lodged in

my throat

this dirty throat

that cannot speak but

a hoarse and rattling

breath that stalls

the moment i see your face

across the room

my fingers twitch

then pause again

suddenly dissolve all

presence of time as your eyes

lock sequence in mine