I find my heart at the bottom
of a gin and tonic, smoke
caressing my weary lungs as I draw
closer into you than I remembered possible.
I look at you and see someone new,
lingering over every feature,
falling in love with your eyes
the glisten of your teeth, your smile
your ashen hair falling gently
as it hits your shoulders.
You are the centre of my universe,
the thing that I will orbit,
spending eternity drawn to your everything,
forever at the mercy of your grace.
I would stay here
for a thousand moments,
just to be in the presence
of a beauty as great as you.
And even when the grass
and drink have gone dry,
my worship is yours alone.
Kira Louise is a writer and avid mental-health advocate, born and based in Meanjin (Brisbane). She publishes poetry on instagram (@kiralouisewrites), and her multi-disciplinary projects are available at kiralouisewrites.com.