Like a dog

I stray:


Wander away

and sniff new smells.



night after night

you’re almost here,


A wraith that whets my appetite

for the dark hot sheets

and tangled shapes

we made

upon your bed.


No soft angles here. Instead

I howl

for your warmth, your ticking throat


I want it all

and always

I want you.


I lick other hands

but like a dog

I love you best.