by Rupi Kaur

Rupi Kaur

the most important conversations
you’ll have are with your fingers

when they nervously graze hers
for the first time during dinner
the thrill of raising goosebumps on
her breasts while unbuttoning her shirt

on days you are angry,
they’ll ball into fists
and she’ll cry,
but as they shake
for forgiveness
she’ll see what
apologies look like

and when one
of you is dying
in a hospital bed at 65,
your hands’ll grip hers
to say things words
can’t describe

Last updated February 17, 2023