And suddenly, again,I want the long road of your thighunder my hand, your well-travelled thigh,your salt-slicked & come-slicked thigh,and I want the taste of you, slaking,under my tongue (that place of riding desire,my tongue) and I wantall the unnameable, soft, and yielding places,belly & neck & the place wings would rise fromif we were angels,and we are, and I want the rising regions of youshoulder & cock & tongue & breathing &suddenness of youopeningall fontanel, all desire, the whole thing beginningfor the first time again, the first,until I wonder then how is itwe even know which part we are,even know the ground that lifts us, raucous,out of ourselves,as the rising sound of a summer dawnwhen all of it joins in.–Jane Hirshfield, “Of Gravity & Angels”

And suddenly, again,
I want the long road of your thigh
under my hand, your well-travelled thigh,
your salt-slicked & come-slicked thigh,
and I want the taste of you, slaking,
under my tongue (that place of riding desire,
my tongue) and I want
all the unnameable, soft, and yielding places,
belly & neck & the place wings would rise from
if we were angels,
and we are, and I want the rising regions of you
shoulder & cock & tongue & breathing &
suddenness of you
opening
all fontanel, all desire, the whole thing beginning
for the first time again, the first,
until I wonder then how is it
we even know which part we are,
even know the ground that lifts us, raucous,
out of ourselves,
as the rising sound of a summer dawn
when all of it joins in.
–Jane Hirshfield, “Of Gravity & Angels”