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Every time you breathe,

Your breasts rising under my hands,

I feel the sense of your grief,

Pressing into you, the bands

Of past pain tightening.

 

You sleep within my arms,

Warm, your back soft against me.

I gasp for air, for calm,

Stroking your hair, nothing to see

Just to thrill in your lightning.

 

I do not know you dreams

Until you share them, piecing

Them together from half-formed themes.

I watch you in slumber, eyes creasing.

Your body and soul engaged in fighting.

 

I lie awake, my legs in yours.

You shift and open, deep in sleep.

Unknowingly you close and open doors

To your thoughts and instincts deep.

All of this my love igniting.