I want to live where the sea meets the sky
inside coordinates where I have never told
a lie, have never cried. where grass grows
in the deepest depths of the ocean, where
trees breathe underwater, where God does
not seek apologies. I want the sun to love
me back, kiss every inch of my body, caress
me with a burn that lingers at the day’s end.
I want to live where the music never stops,
where people read poetry out loud like it
is the last thing they will do that matters.
In this place, war does not exist. all we know
is the intimacy of lips. In this place, there
is no fighting, no flight risk, we all just float
on with the current, without warrant. In this
place, we let the flowers grow beneath our toes,
no one picks them from their home to benefit
their own. In this place, I use the stars as a blanket
and let the moon cradle me to sleep. In this place,
this is all I need.