you reading this
is as close as a I dare come to you
afraid if I hear your voice
something inside me will collapse
and my life will come undone
the sound of your voice
slipping past your lips
would remind me of the way they trembled
when we kissed
nothing ever sounded sweeter to my ears
than your voice
and nothing ever tasted sweeter on my tongue
than your lips
that is why this is as close as I dare come to you
no closer