Dedicated to Marisol. Happy Anniversary, mi amor.

GROWN UP: poem

So this is it, huh, baby—
this warm, cozy feeling you give me?
It seems reminiscent
of freshly-brewed coffee
in the morning—
with my favorite creamer!

You know,
like when the sweet from the sugar
is just the right degree,
you’re there blissfully inhaling
the most heavenly of steam,
then you gently sip and
*BING!*
the heat washes over your heart
as it crosses your lips
 — you get what I’m saying?

I mean, b a s i c a l l y ,
what I am saying is:
a waterfall—NO,
a “JAVA-fall”
of your favorite
(specially-picked)
upscale store-bought,
piping hot,
caramel-roasted goodness
cascading
down my esophagus
splashing
right into my gut
is what you feel like

Divine aroma — 
my comfort in a cup
Every morning for the rest of my life
I want your scent
infused into my bed
when I wake up

So natural,
sustainable,
you are to me
It feels like cheap pills
on weary taste buds
this whole time I’d been placing

Sparkly, artificial highs
only tantalize a naïve mind ;
I never had a clue how terribly
my soul was
starving

I was waiting for rain in a dry Sahara,
so dehydrated,
for so long,
on my synthetic image of love

This you and me thing, though,
feels grown up — 
I’m so insanely glad you showed up
I PROCLAIM
my gratefulness to the heavens!
I thank God, for the gift He’s given!
This is love—
and I love you, baby boo

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Joshua Muñoz. A spaced out astronaut who paints with poetry. Welcome to my world and thanks for reading. Follow me on TikTok | Twitter | Instagram | Spotify

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Lover Boy in Space

Lover Boy in Space

Joshua Muñoz. A spaced out astronaut who paints with poetry. Welcome to my world and thanks for reading. Follow me on TikTok | Twitter | Instagram | Spotify