To Be A Wife

Jenika-McCrayer-Wedding-Bride Photo Courtesy of the Author

To be a wife

is to be oddly observant
of how your eyelashes gently kiss
the high points of your cheeks
when you’re asleep

And although most nights
every inch of my body
drapes yours,
so much so that my sticky sweet sweat could invade your pores

I still long to be as close to you as they are.


Feminist, activist, writer, and horror movie aficionada. She’s currently trying to lose her Virginia drawl in NYC. Tweets nice things @JenikaMc