for you
I’d burn/
/mixed CD after carefully-mixed CD
/hundreds of cell-phone minutes
/hopeful voodoo votive candles
/late-night oil talking about everything, and nothing at all
I’d burn forever for you

because you unlike any other
you make/
/breath stutter as I read handwritten letters
/me smile as I see a streetcar
/innuendos that set me blushing so much I lose my words
/French roll off my tongue (pun intended)
/loving seem easy
/my hands feel empty without you

make me burn, you
together we’ll hold the night until the day’s gone,
wrap up the sun inside our skin
to keep us warm later