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,




                          peach and

we were the moths.

Shirts on the

One day they will


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.