I Daydream About You


I daydream about you
covering my body with yours
while bullets
slice through my apartment
or a stampede of wild animals
tears through the town.

Any disaster I can think of
and you are there, covering me,
face pressed against the back
of my skull,
heavy body melting on top
of mine
not because you’re taking
something but because
in this world there’s no other
way to touch everywhere
unless someone you don’t
want to die
is dying.

I could wish for something softer
but you know me.
I love a tragedy. I love
when it’s urgent.

You could save me even if I
didn’t need