like the hungry choose their pangs,
i choose to be bound by You.

bearing witness to
the truth of these moments,
living life full of bounty-
proclaiming the blessings,
not denying a single sign.

i vow that i desire truth-
but that oath is not to say i am unafraid.
i am

shaken to my core.

if love is stillness and quietude
she is my match.
if she is angst and uprising,
i am her match.

“like used up breath
inside of chest.
must exhale me out.
only to bring me back in again.
deeper. every time.”