"HERE AND NOW" BY SARAH KAY
As requested by @clairesings; transcribed from poetryisanemotioninwords.tumblr.com
- •Here and now, I have only these hands,
- •this mouth, this skin as wide as a shoreline,
- •this beehive between my ears, this buzz, this buzz.
- •You are the best thing I never planned.
- •This is the widest I can stretch my arms without
- •dropping things. This is the first time I don’t care
- •if I drop things. This is what dropping
- •things feels like. This is what happens when
- •the flowers wake up one morning and decide to
- •smell human: it confuses us, makes us
- •reach backwards into places that are sharp,
- •feel around for things we’ve dropped. I have
- •forgotten what I was looking for. It doesn’t
- •seem important. You brought me flowers.
- •You made the bed. This is the widest I can
- •stretch my arms. This is all I have right now.