You are perplexing,
when my eyes close you are still there
embedded behind my lids.
I pretend to understand you but
I have yet to unravel the enigma
slyly slipping through me.
Your soft growl calls out my emotions,
holds me tender with soft pads or still with
the fierce clamp of jaws at my throat.
What I know of you I’ve learned through osmosis,
those flickers of intimacy I’ve pulled like roots of teeth.
Every instinct urges flee but with your breath on my face
it is always too late.
One thing about you I know for sure,
you are skilled at breaking and entering.