Hear me

What is it like
To love another
like you?

To let their name
linger longer on lips
cited and recited

To close your eyes
see lightness pervade
cut through blackness

To draw the lines
around your face
as smiles evade
a knowing gaze

To lie in wait
until the day
catch a ride
see a face

To know the same
happens every day
some place and time
yet never again
like them.

To know what is meant
when they say
love is love is love...
E-MIGRATION or A FLIGHT OF FAIR GAME by Alfred Ducote, 1832. Hand coloured lithograph Allport Library and Museum of Fine Arts.

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