I don’t want to be who I am tonight

I don’t want to be who I am tonight
I want to be you, with your chin
I want to walk above the world and drink the clouds
I want to pronounce ‘bath’ incorrectly
I want to drop everything I hold and pick it back up
I want to feel your blood
I want to be the backs of your knees or the crooks of your elbows
I want to think so hard I scare myself and plot my next roadtrip
I want to see the grey in things
I want to kiss the light and laugh at the dark
I want to share my gifts with those who’ve earned it
I don’t want to be who I am tonight
I want to be you
And see me how you do

© Carl Burkitt 2016

Inspired by a line in Are We Alive by Augustines.

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