edward lilley


My Oxygen - Poem by edward lilley

When you walked away
I closed my coat around the heat you left behind
Put my arms around the shape you seared onto the length of me.
Breathed you in,
Held you there inside my lungs
Transformed you
Scent into blood
Took you with me.

Tonight I carry you in my veins, my Oxygen.
I can touch you here
Throbbing pulse in me.
Wrist, groin, mouth, moan
Whisper words
'I miss you'
Kiss you
Try and keep you

I carried the scent of you miles over mountains
And turnpikes
All the way back to the dark tent of my quilt,
Where I miss you
Hold the shape of you
Breathe you in...
And let you go
Breathe you in...
And hold
Hold
Hold.


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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Poem Edited: Thursday, April 20, 2006


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