in the dark days you slept like a fox inside my heart
your red body curled around the seed
when the light came you opened up one eye sly and counting and slid out
i didn’t see you for 1000 years
and when I did your coat was torn
burned with every fuck and fight and every trick you’d ever used
you made to jump back up
i told you no. i didn’t have a choice
i loved you and 1000 years had been too long
besides when you left you scarified my heart
scratched it tore it scored it up all over until
in the place of hard a guild had sprung
and then a forest
planet after planet after life opening into itself
spawning entire systems of untamed
and i discovered myself so damned teeming – look –
i got lost in the wonder of it all