I’ve learned how to see in the dark,
To sense the shift of shape
the purpose of form,
working out how to take space,
how to deserve to take space
instead of being this shadow occupant,
breath held,
heart quiet,
Listening intently for what comes next.

Except my heart is never quiet around you.
Every pulse a morse code dot dash declaration of hunger,
and the simple joy that comes
of learning how to breathe
in the dark.