I want skin
My flesh is all mouth
With a hunger
As the ocean is
And the food
I crave
Is a phantom
Memory haunting
This house with smells
And Ifs
I hear you
Late in the night
You scared
Our roommate
By blasting the faucet
When she was
In the shower
I haven’t moved
A thing in our room
Your dirty clothes still sit
In a pile, your shoes,
Your change, your keys
I wear the shirt
You wore to the hospital
Every night
And suffer fits
When I have
To leave the house;
My chest seizes
And I run back to
The bedroom
Like I ran back
To the hospital room,
Just to feel you a little longer.