Your arm lightly circles me
And leaves half of my side tingling.
Your warm touch spreading like wildfire
It lingers, lingers after you are long gone.
An infection I can’t fight,
An addiction I can’t deny,
You pull me in and I’m caught, like
A fish on a line.
I hold my breath as I sink, ever deeper,
And until my lungs scream for air
I sink some more.
You reach out for me as I fall
Further out of your reach –
My reach, while I gasp
And stray out of line,
Unable to pull back up
To where we used to be.
And there I stay, on the warm
Seabed, breathing in bubbles,
Seeing illusive lights
As I drown in the essence of you.
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