Catching your eyes across the room We smile. I say, "Great to see you." What I mean is I want to hold you for a long time. Undress you lovingly, like my daughter When she is too sleepy to be kind. Undress you So completely nothing is left but light, And that sweetness near your neck. There is hunger here It isn’t anything I know. It is woman's body upon woman's body, child-bearing Belly touching child-bearing belly, scars mismatched, Mothers’ breasts tumbling in profusion. When I see you something primal launches. Inside I reel and keen, souls' skirts ablaze, Hardly manage to contain my urge To leap and enfold you utterly. This is: something about Seeing and being Seen. This is: something about Desire, hot and plain. Come here, Dear, bring everywhere gravity has pulled. Bring the tired places you bury, I will wash them with milk, Honey everything hidden. Here Are my palms of devotion. Catching your eyes across the room We smile. Conversation pools around us. I say, "Great to see you." You wave fingers that write the way to my heart.