My face is a jumble of uneven bones
. laughing at the sunset
Your beard scratches
. one thousand blonde warriors
. with spears pointed straight up
. prickling toward the battlefield
. valiant viking!
My face bends to one side in supplication
. nestling in your shoulder
Your beard assents
. one thousand kisses instead
. with years together stretched out
. I will take them all right now
. heroic husband!
I don’t trust Time to pay the tab
. suddenly, a lifetime is short.
*Tempus (Latin): time, season, moment, opportunity, face
Carus (Latin): dear, expensive, beloved, costly, high-priced, endearing*