Danger Zones


Your heart is flying, he said
his weight against her chest
It does that, she said
drawing him in


You walked me along
your perfected edges
taking me in your stride
A fool for interiors
I asked to be let in
This will not hurt, I promised
Just you wait, you said


We shouldn't do this
she says
I know, I know
he answers
pulling her back down
under the crumpled sheets

And it would have been perfect
if it could have been
completely different

Valerie Anthony
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