cream, it's cream, i see it as cream
here and total and shivering under the flat side of my fingers
under my palm
people aren't allowed to do this
i'm not people

time, it's time, i see it as space
i don't and you don't and we hover there
careful not to be the first
but never in danger of it anyway
we know the moment somehow
finally we close and the sky erupts

gravity, it's gravity, i see it as anticipation
so slow you go
so slow
fevered murmurs from somewhere behind my lungs
welling up in my spine and casting through it
aerospray vertebrae
shaking jaw