Different kinds of tired
All day at the beach sleepy
My wet hands on your warm skin
Salty hair knotting under sugary scented shampoo
Bed sheet tides pulling and pushing against our stomachs
Early nights beneath a dying twilight
A dizzy gaze on your spinning smile
Am I getting sick?
Why are your hands so cool?
Drowsy car rides.
You could never hum in tune with the radio.
Windowpane pillows for flushed cheeks
Your heavy head hurts my shoulder.
Streetlight colors underneath my eyelids
Where are we?
Home from a midnight pool run
Lost night minutes buried within my mascara streaks
Is the moon chasing us?
Don’t follow the moon.
I’ll take you home.
Shampooing in the dark
I’m right here.
Drowning into chlorine dreams
Your hair still smells.
Someone trimmed summer’s backyard when I wasn’t looking.
Someone took the swing set down.
Put it back please.
Someone wilted all the dandelions.
I want another wish.
Someone took away my hot summer nights.
The car-light shadows dissolving on your face
Your sweaty head on my pillow
Summer is a half-finished secret.
Could you ever stay awake past 1 am?
Can much sun can I hold until it bleeds and leaks through my fingers?
What other kinds of tireds can I have with you?
Too many to count
Maybe, I ought to remember the ones I’ve already had with you, brother.
Let me write them down.
I love them.
I love you.