you have this way of saying everything
with lips unparted
you burn without giving out heat
or smouldering at fingertips the way i do –>
there is no flicker in your eyes
or telltale signs;
there is no heavy breathing,
no tremors running down the spine
and when one touches you, they need no grounding.
you are not live.
that’s why you know just how to feel
the scattered mounds of sand under my skin,
smoothing out each grain
i’m not the same.