Being in love with you

Being in love with you
is like serving storms for someone
who only wishes for rain.

It’s like wishing to get swept up
in a tsunami of feeling with you
when all you crave is clear skies.

Needing you
is like being parched
in the middle of a flood.

It’s like drowning
in the depths
of a drought.

At night,
I lie besides you
and dream of downpours

and, in my dreams,
I plant tempests beneath your skin
like catastrophic diamonds to dazzle martyrs by

and offer you the kind of love
that needs no umbrella.

© Keighley Perkins


About handshedown

Keighley Perkins is a Cardiff-based poet whose influences include Anis Mojgani, Selima Hill and Richard Brautigan. Her work has previously been published in "Acumen", "Elbow Room", "Erbacce", "Fire", "Northwind" and "Obsessed with Pipework". She can also be found online on Twitter at @handshedown. View all posts by handshedown

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