Nathalie Handal

Let’s say
        you took sea salt
                and placed it on my lips

Let’s say
        by midday you told me your
                famous lyrics aren’t written by you

Let’s say
        your heart bleeds on my hands
                and you say someone else’s name
                while inside

Let’s say you show me your dangerous eyes
        your hard smile
                your other side, steep and wide

Let’s say you bring me to the scent of lust
        and let the sun fall between our legs
                would that be enough
                or isn’t love stranger.