Valentine song via a metal plate in my wife’s wrist
Indivisible. Foreign. Tongue with no words.
I steady you. All the while
Time’s seven screws turn inertia inside
Out, articulating slender sunbeams.
The heat that holds us together
Bores through bone, bonds.
I am not what broke you
But I will help you bear the weight.
You will heal around me.
My unity with you is when
I am forgotten and your thumb’s
With a pen, a paintbrush
A doorknob, a drink, a day.