Cochineal, poetry by Christian Ward at Spillwords.com
Daniel Tuttle

Cochineal

Cochineal

written by: Christian Ward

 

Boil my love away
until the hush
of night turns into day;
returning my kiss, my touch.
Give my love away today
until the desert blooms
from every word you’ll say,
or until the rain looms.
Watch the cacti sway
while you return dreams
which might lay
beside rose-strewn streams.
Love, crush and dry me
while the day steeps like tea.