skin pressed against skin,
the blue hue of the breathless sky
shines a halo around you.
everything felt off in the world;
crushing me. a strange sensation
that something was going to give out
& crumble on top of me at any moment.
the aching in my bones, the soot
in my lungs appeared to be
greater than ever. as if mercury had
declared war and you were on his
side. collapsed on top of me,
all of your weight pressing down
on my brittle bones. each brush of
your scarred hand ignited a stifled
fire in me that desperately ached
to be put out. your fingers curled
around the collapsed sleeve of my heart;
succumbing in this eternal collision.