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All this time,

In pants and socks.

bedroom floor.

make a film about us.

candles, baking tarts.

danced around the dust.

I have loved you,

dusk,

teeth,

            sugar,

                          peach and
 
                                             tongue.


we were the moths.

Shirts on the

One day they will

Chasing

We have

And so

dawn through

quivering wings rising in

 

Luís Costa (he/him) is, among many things, a Lisbon-born, London-living anxious poet who writes about the subtle complexities of relationships, desire and other underexplored aspects of queer life. He is listed for the Out-Spoken Prize for Poetry in 2022. Luís holds a PhD from Goldsmiths, University of London, and enjoys Baroque music, numbers and wine. He tweets @captainiberia.