a few pieces

They came from a place where love had been scattered, and though he’d promised her a few pieces, they were few and far between. When tomorrow arrived they gave sunrise another glance, for their ties were too strong to break, their desire for each other larger than life. She’s falling harder than she’s ever been, holding on to the only thing she wants to believe in: that she will get to have more than a few pieces this time around.

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death by wanting

an ache escalating
to excruciating pain
until numbness takes over

the saddest thing
is they would never know
how you love them
so much it kills you

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the price I pay

I chose this place
the so-called solitude
watching love spread
from afar.

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one-upmanship

I’m not one to compete
but believe me when I say
I love you more than you me
for ever, in so many more ways.

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future perfect

written in the past
gaining strength from the present
love will have survived

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nouveau hooked

Forgive me if I’m greedy
never have I wanted anything
as badly as I want you.

~~~

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why I live in your temple

This is a verse
that is not meant as a chant,
mere repetition
of how his love feels—
waking me from the dead
over and over again

This is a verse
that does not serve as an offering,
rather a need to worship
all he is and what he embodies—
a dream once buried
coming back to life

And these are lines
laden with all that I am
sent in rushes of waves
desperately seeking an end
where our constellations converge
into one.

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prerequisite to living

Baby, I need
to inhale you
so my lungs remember
how to breathe you in.

~~~

For without you I cannot live.

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