single bed
Single bed
a statement, that I will not
with another human being
Options foreclosed
Promises excluded
Decisions finalised
No more fall asleep touch
hearing feeling breathing
nor wake to warm soft susurration of skin
meeting skin
Oh sex maybe a different beast
any place open possible in potentia
skating free touch tasting smelling
Even sleep together after packed
intimate close awkward
anchovies too tight to swim
But never more open spacious sharing
without expectation or obligation
companionably together unalone
[ 25th March 2015, revised 27th March 2017 ]