held the gaze

in three extra beats
tease would-be heat
cracked hips
slack jaw
nectar drip

save it among coins and lint
splinters in your pocket
terracotta and austere as match-heads
make you miss a fuck imagined
good time that’s not gonna happen
fumbling for keys outside the door
carbon suspended
not spent, but stored

B84221 Hex Color | RGB: 184, 66, 33 | RED ORANGE, ROOF TERRACOTTA