Sunday, January 24, 2010

I Keep You

i perch my nose on the nape of your neck
breathing in that salt perfume
i think 'remember this'

you sleep

don't forget the smell of her
for a moment
keep it in a locket, tucked in the safest corner

that place
where she can always be found
a warehouse of scents
after the beach
after the park
after preschool
sand, wind, elmer's glue
keep it
keep it
don't lose her

my face tangled in spiderweb curls

living in that beat like a tuba player -
a breath that can play an entire song
without stopping

stay there
in this permanent world

the salty musk

i breathe you in
i keep you

by Froggymama

4 comments:

DutchMac said...

I have no words. This is

beautiful
touching
inspiring
unforgettable

None of those do it justice. Thank you for writing it.

xoxoxoxoxo

Cara said...

This was so beautiful. <3

OTH said...

Love it

Anonymous said...

wow...beautiful...jcn