i miss you
I need you to love me in the same way
the moon orbits around the earth,
without intention to stop.
— Alaska Gold.
I smiled whenever you walked into a shop
to buy a cheap Kodak camera.
Today, I found one of your pictures
inside a book you never finished.
I followed the coffee stains, like a road map,
and came across other photographs,
one showed the crinkles of my eyes,
another, the dip between my…
He carries stars in his pockets
because he knows
she fears the dark.
Whenever sadness pays her a visit
he paints galaxies
on the back of her hands.
— Alaska Gold
I don’t need a map of the universe,
Because if I join together
the freckles on your back
with my pen.
I can draw the constelations
without looking at the stars.
And I’ll follow these, like a map
to the place where I kissed you
for the first time.
— “Cartographer,” Alaska Gold