how to be loved violently
dip yourself in bayleaf
roll yourself in cinnamon.
pour honey on your lips and eyes.
so that he could stay and love you.
let the sweetness pour infinitely from your fingers
so that when he holds you-
it is as though your very being was the reason for the breath in his lungs.
When he kisses you
let the honey drain into his chest, let it drown him,
every touch of your tongues marked forever on his soul
let your sweetness infect him-
and let it infect you.
and let him never give himself away to another
knowing only peace in you.