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Bubble and froth

December 26, 2016

My love never left

My lungs, to bubble into
Exisence.

It was there
All along
The words
To bring the feeling
Into being
Not just a concept
But tangible
Not just a fiction (friction)
But a real person
Not just a thought
But a bone-deep longing
To pat you down
To drum into you
The morse code
Of my affection

Yet

I held back
I knew
I pushed
I knew
I tried to hide
I knew
I cried, but remained alone
Because
I knew

I knew you;
You were like the sea
All around
But ultimately inhospitable
To a sky-breather like me –
In turns warm and all-consuming
Next dark and unchartered
Compressing my chest.
Crushing me.

My love never leaving
My lungs, never finding
The will to bubble into
Existence.

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