see - i always thought to settle meant to cease to move, but i am heartbeats-fluttering faster than ever. i am a traveler. a student of the world and it is mine and it is ours.
i know people. i've watched them. most have no idea what the word 'world' even means.
they'd say a planet, they'd pull out a map of all the continents and say see, there, that's the world.
i'd say no. i'd draw them a map with notations in the margins saying things like the amount of lines on your palm or the exact coordinates of your birthmark.
(six hundred eighty three. thirty-seven point two-nine, twelve point three-five.)
i'd show them where landmasses form and explain the concept of plate tectonics; how your hand slides along the small of my back. how, curled up, i fit snug against your side.
i'd make a note on the evolution of breaths and beats a