I Crumble

I crumble
these words
they leave my mouth a flurry of butterflies
only I snap them one by one
crushing their fragile wings midair
so that they may not reach you
so allow me to crumble
into an exquisite heap
crumble into fragments of dust
teasing the air as I seek you
so that I may settle and be swept
be swept clean off my feet
revealing myself to you
as you reveal yourself to me
waiting for the sharpest of arrows
to crack my disbelieving chest
so that my heart quickens its beat
so that I may be consumed
as I’ve consumed my chestful of love letters
shredding them so their remnants may reach you
seek to find you
sighing through the heavens
‘allow me to crumble,
so I may find my peace’

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