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I wish to speak in ellipsis and asterisk
Dots and dashes
Etcetera to thought crashes
That trickled from the words of this mouth
Moved by breath over my lips
To steal a kiss from the window of sunset
And the semicolon of the corners of smiles
That mile that stretches years before it rests
On little wrinkles around the eye
The pause between a beat
It always carries on
Like the sounds of feet-kissing pavement or kicking rocks
Dancing in puddles or climbing bark
The leaves rustle too loudly to keep the whisper safe
It's a secret anyway
Meant to be told in confidential
Ellipsis and asterisk
They were lovers once
Chasing the lines on a blank piece of page
Looking for the curve of a pen to color them useful-
Color them Truthful
Like the lines in eyes-in there be monsters
With nowhere to hide
Blink once, you can say you tried
But to blink again is to open your eyes a second time
And not to see is fallacy
That in each monster breathes you and me
And we are starlights, dust and shine
Playing at humans aching for Divine
And so I wish to speak in ellipsis and asterisk
Because I have a feeling they know the Truth of it
Tucked away somewhere
Between the beat of etcetera, and the kiss of lips.