bare by Danez Smith
for you i'd send my body to battle my body, let my blood sing of tearing
itself apart, hollow cords of white knights' intravenous joust.
love, i want & barely know how to do much else. don't speak to me
about raids you could loose on me the clan of rebel cells who thirst
to watch their home burn. love let me burn if it means you
& i have one night with no barrier but skin. this isn't about danger
but about faith, about being wasted on your name. if love is a room
of broken glass, leave me to dance until my feet are memory.
if love is a hole wide enough to be God's mouth, let me plunge
into that holy dark & forget the color of light. love, stay
in me until our bodies forget what divides us, until your hands
are my hands & your blood is my blood & your name
is my name & his & his