well

some part of me

hears what you say

and then immediately 

erases it,

as though there were never

a strand of perfect words

connecting your lips to my lips

.

because my heart sees ghosts.

because beauty is a glimpse

from a window seat

.

because love

is the deepest well i know

filled with a water so sweet

.

that i am afraid no one 

is going to be able to find me.