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firm in the fire
of an uncertain homestead.
This obstacle, an ache,
of never winning familiarity here:
In the dates of trial and unknown,
I happened upon you,
from your own fireside turf.
Perhaps you needed a compass.
Imaginably you needed me.
Reasonably I needed you.
Gentle curve of fingernails,
The ones that welcomely
scored the rough of a soul in awe.
Charming, with lips of a siren, advising:
The essence of reality was plainly existing,
As it may be,
we needed each other.
Handsome sprouts of hair,
aloft untiring shakes of a heart in slumber,
pledged to cradle senseless bêtes noires
until consigned to erasure.
A velvety savor of closeness,
A dreamscape that exiled specters of malice
And the thorny restraints of being.
Relinquish arbitrary doubts,
a departure from unease,
solidified by the round of a foot snug to mine.
Mouths, nourished by the vigor of thirst,
Breathed scorching remedies into one another.
Fervent kisses mopped away the scars
from another life.
Treatment from a now forgotten