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October 19, 2012
By troubled-times GOLD, Richmond, Virginia
troubled-times GOLD, Richmond, Virginia
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Favorite Quote:
"Talents include talking about the X-Files and picking up dogs."

you feel different today.
some small thing is beginning
to warm in the air
and then fall flat between us.
your smile hangs in space
just a little too long and when it slips
away from you you are silent
for a conspicuous time.
flashes of teeth aren't enough for us anymore.

i can't bring myself to
reach out and touch you
as your ebbing heat beats
away from mine
but i feel the difference in the air
and when you next curve
your lips in my direction,
it is all i can do not to cover them
with my own and try to keep you safe.

my hands grow colder
with every minute i am not holding yours.

The author's comments:
i hate the line breaks on this site. there are supposed to be nine lines in each of the first two stanzas and two lines in the third.

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