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it behooves me
to offer explanation of why
i carved your name
into my soul
i had a visitation
early one Monday afternoon
‘round twelve thirty
right after the sun began to move
i felt your breath
on the back of my neck
and the weight of your arms
as they encircled me
and i inhaled your scent
and got dizzy with bliss
and right before i tasted
your kiss
you were gone
i chased the ghost of you
lover unknown
tracing the imprint
you left
on my bones

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Sumayyah Talibah

Sumayyah Talibah lives in Michigan with her husband, kids, cats, and piles of books. She makes jewelry and sips tea in between reading and reviewing anything with words. sumayyahsaidso.com

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