i wish i could absorb color
like scent, give off the aura of blue
when i need to or

emanate red

i wish i could absorb the essence of you
or hold it in my mouth a while at least
like liquid i wish

i could spray parts of you onto
the parts of me that lack

like your bravery
at this moment

which must have been stolen
directly from a fairytale

because it is so beautiful

and audibly sincere