rejina warner


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For Richard, The Lion-Hearted

I keep my love for you wrapped up in ribbons
in a box I made in my heart
until you should want to open it.
I hold it at ransom.

For days on end I try not to open the cache
and look
at the mementoes I want stored there
locked up tight from the inside out.

But the filmy wisps of your words
the smoky topaz of your eyes
the little brown dots that freckle your face
and thighs and back
refuse to be tied in place.

I don't put the tokens in plain view,
Where I could be caught in their muse,
For hours
or days
or years
on end. I ...

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