Gabriella Alziari

Thrill me

When you trace your fingertips

along my spine,

When you reach inside the layers

of my love,

When you sever the vines that

strangled my heart,

oh, you thrill me.


When you whisper our shared language

in the darkness,

When you brush away the dust

that caked my lips like iron,

When you tilt my chin and

tug at the creases of my dress,

oh, you thrill me.


I never knew that love

could be

this glowing summer sunset


You clasped my hand,

inviting me

to join you for the ride.


Each morning, when the sun peeks

over the blue mountain,

your love lights up my sky


You thrill me even more