The spiral drags me down into a web of entanglements
As my white skin shines in the moonlight, you lean to lay a soft kiss over my navel.
I watch you with a fascination that keeps me focused on every warm inch you provide.
But as I watch you, you shift and change
A hand pressed into my thigh
Teeth set into my neck
Tongue drifting through my ear and caressing my brain
I try to catch my breath, but my lungs have filled with water
I try to call for help, but my mouth has been sewn shut
All the while your hands travel the mountains and valleys of my body
Comforting, terrigying, reaching for the heart that beats beneath my sternum
Despite the protection of each and every rib, it throbs and pulses, waiting to be touched by the human hand that will save it