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A dispassionate flair discolors my disposition

by EnMasse on October 2, 2013   |  FacebooktwitterTumblr

like recalcitrant embers, I smolder and half-sizzle
gone from me, my engrossing desire,
the hell-bent fire, consuming me

I, now humbly aspire, merely to breathe
let my heart continue to beat, a reluctant retreat
and forget the daunting feat
of wanting you, to want me too

9/23/13, Un-woo


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