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Hold Me Still  (In Your Shadow)

 
Dusk spreads its wings for the weeping
and  
my fingers follow slow, quivering  
gathering last of dew from leaves  
   
under the Eucalyptus tree  
you lean  
aslant  
 to golden crescent  
of the moon  
metaphors drip from your tongue  
trickling in my mouth  
I drink every word drunk    
in yesterday's wine  
listening to songs of    
your heartbeat before dawn  
   
The ocean whines
tormented   
at our feet    
receding    
 to greet the salty kiss  
of quivering lip  
and    
I fail to answer your questions  
draped from the horizon.
  
My gaze rests on fallen stars  
knowing soon you'd vanish  
with blood-orange moon  
my nakedness blooms
unfurling secrets  
enveloped in your shirt  
scent of promises    
lingering from frayed threads.  
   
The aching throb of  
languorous lover pulsates on  
nocturnal sky  
rekindling the wrinkled  
folds  
of all that's left behind.  
   
Remembering:  
remembrance is not redemption  
recognition is not acknowledgment  
conquest is not happiness    
and  
a smile on horizontal sheets  
lost in its own innocence  
when the broken is never healed.  
 
In dreams    
we are nothing more than dreams  
streaming on tears  
to meet the vast ocean  
oaring on  
void  
roaring  
in void  
sinking in the moment  
forever  
pulsating  
in eternity.  
Layla
Written by Layla
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