I walk faster than my solitude. But only as far as
the tether of want. Then I wait, in its overhang
for silence to catch up. Want like a bitter salt rubs
slowly over broken skin. Pain seduces with its
mouth, speaking, always speaking. You learn its
words by walking with the full moon. Who knows
what the moon does when your head is lowered.
What kind of love requires you to lift your face in the
darkness? Aloneness, however, is mute – a friend
that crawls under you so it can look you in the eye.