holidays

Muscles better and nerves more.
e.e. cummings

this is the wonder that’s keeping the stars apart
e.e. cummings

they did not doubt
their holidays

because holy days
intertwined them

their stolen solitudes sacred
silent as lipstolips

hands&mouths offered
lying skintoskin

their unwrapping of gifts
anointing everything

their other world
for living&breathing as if

every time the only time
these their holidays

—P.L. Thomas