Banter More / by Rebecca Tillett

Banter more –
your voice burns through skin,
through thin membrane,
through nail and sweat –
so sweet like honey running
down my throat and you’ve
only just begun.

Vulnerabilities magnified
and analyzed like systematic
steps with no conclusion but
I’m still madly in love with you.

Your body’s my oasis –
my saving grace in Hell
and water falling from my eyes –
through lashes
to the single pool sustaining
you and me.

sustaining you and me.