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I enjoy standing next to him

by EnMasse on March 25, 2013   |  FacebooktwitterTumblr

close enough to intoxicate myself
his warm, hazel eyes always bemused
the tenor in his voice dishevels my attention
I become fractured, and quite totally unhinged
my brain attaches to one thought,
followed by an avalanche of molten revelry;
how would it feel to hold him in my arms?
I gravitate, I circle, and then repeat
He slyly keeps whatever piece of me he can expose
I leave with another devastating dose
In my head, he fails repeatedly, at leaving me alone.

3/8/13, Dose
(for R.)


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