How do I go back from the sense
of your fingers on my spine
to someone else’s?
is there a going back?
will it be all too familiar if I do?
How do I go back from drowning
to floating in love?
will it be less volatile this time?
or will it still shake and shudder
How do I go back from
wanting to discarding the parts of
me that you’ve touched?
is this a nightmare I’ll
wake up from?
or will it be a new dawn?