​if i could sip the nectar of your honey-soaked lips, etching poems on your burnished skin with my fingertips,


if i could embrace you, enveloping your body whole, whispering odes to love mined deep from my famished soul,


if i could share this desolate life turned true by your side, no longer fleeing, nor searching for places to hide,


if i could, if i only could … …

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