you were floating on your back between the stars,
taking them in as waves lapped your body and your
naked chest sprouted hyperlanes that stretched toward
suns shimmering lightyears away, morning glories.
when i touched you, your eyes flew open and your gaze
cleaved me to you, your comet-tail arms wrapped me up, before
you launched us into the sky, sent us rocketing up and away
along space highways lined with whispers of stardust.