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I want to carry your fingerprints forever.

Martin Norris Studio Photography/Alamy

The air beside me is rigid and stale. 

What you gave me dissolves in my mouth moments after you leave. 

How I wish it would linger, like the marks on my back,

Though even those will fade. 

And again I am an empty, blank canvas. 

I want to carry your fingerprints forever. 

Let your image fill the places where I am empty,

And let your presence paint what is blank. 

For you, I would live until my very last day, 

Just to be your cure. 

I would let my eyes close in the night,

So that I might better understand your strife. 

I would lie to the universe for you. 

So take these worlds, and let them dissolve in your body as I leave. 

You and I will supply each other with drugs until we wither away. 

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