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Into the Mouth of Disease

A Poem

I must confess

The sour smell of your lies is intriguing

Tell me you'll never let me go

and I'll tell you stories of hopes and dreams that wrinkle towards the end

Include me in your starlight memories and I'll come drenched in kerosene

glistening in the autumnal fire

With every word I fall deeper into your gaze

Sorcery such as this

inane but final

Final as the truth emblazoned among the pale light of the pyre in your irises

But I will not go alone

One embrace from me and together the lines are blurred

Is this a daunting reality?

Or the succumbing of our essence being swallowed into the mouth of disease?

Together we'll bleed

And the best part...

...I can still taste you on my tongue

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