You’ll never cease to be my heaven
Dross enough in attempts and rough drafts
Attempting a saccharine mess extraordinaire
Milking a honeycomb for answers escaped.
Why do I fear what I want the most?
Downcast eyes while eating my prize,
Sinking coffee like poison, pressure rising
Into a cost future affianced away.
Wish I could be with you. A tenuous clap
Betrays familiarizing with a cold applause
Lubrication where it matters, welcoming
A stranger under umbrage to see you through.
Offloading emotional baggage onto another
Sinking ships under weight of expectation
Using the wrong pronoun, used to it yet
The final cut is unexpected, searing into the soul.
Thinking of you, still, in the vein
Of previous letters, courtship on paper
Crushed by absence, counting the hours
Till the day of reunion holds true.
A single origin love. Making and doing
Anywhere covertly, on my own terms
Advice eschewed by the ignorant colleagues
Until free, a devil’s duty realized.
Published on January 1st, 2023
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