within the chambers of your heart
open space
threading through
interlaced fingers
between beats

up above
a rusty clockwork whirr
thoughts halt

restless eyelash flutter
from watching footsteps of moonbeams
upon the waves
light casts itself velvet
flower petals on your cheek

sigh into the void
your breath pure
precious substance
pumped in your lung’s bellows
soaking into dewy midnight

she suds herself with
the Milky Way
while all the light
you cannot see
weighs down
on your un-creased brow