You quiet me.
You look at me the way I’ve always wanted and
I can’t speak;
It’s as if the ocean has risen above my lips and
Its roar has filled my ears and
The salt is coating my tongue;
It’s as if you have taken me into your arms and
Hushed me with your fingertips
When all you truly did was gently let me fall apart
To the sound of your voice telling me a joke that’s
Not really funny but I laugh anyways.