I knock and you greet me. I look to meet your eyes, but you can’t today.

I know your body so well, the way you carry yourself, the strong pillar of a man I adore, but I don’t see it today. I want so bad to hold you and share what burdens you. How dare the world knock my man down! I want so badly to soothe what stresses you.

You are a multifaceted man. Seeing this part of you excites me in a new, unexpected way. You are human. You have fantasy but you remain a human being with real concerns. You are not afraid to be real with me. I don’t know what it is yet, and I want to ask so badly but I don’t.

I am patient and I wait for you to speak.

You’re taking your coat off and you ask me to get on the bed. It’s been a long day. You don’t want to talk until you want to talk.

I lay down, my skin buzzing electric, and I wait.