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Bloom
jenakajoffer

Why in dreams do you seem so desirous,
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so careless of desire?
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Even what I know
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when I know you are here
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alive and looking
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even from a distance
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if there is distance there,
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which is not what I want to hear,
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I don't tell you I want to be
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where I can touch you.
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In the safety of a dream
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will you believe me when I say
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you are surrounded by ghosts, no metaphor,
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a troublesome present;
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sheet of sorrow?
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You come to me and I know
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no hush upon waking, my finger
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brushing your fading lip knows, it tells me
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you are there, but
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what is there?
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it's not just emergence that I crave
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not just the grave details of things
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or a brave season of tangerine or crocus,
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yet knowing nothing else to do
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but forecast acts of faith;
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fruit, berries, a smile,
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arms and cheeks; a caress to cold shoulders
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engraved by years of freeze and thaw—
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the cascade of rainfall, you in the orchard
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infused with the aroma of bees,
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a tango in the limbs of trees,
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a magpie flecking the rye.
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a likeness flows among us
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carried by this pale-petaled crate
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we call words, we call heart
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words that say hold dear,
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I am here any which way
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you try and force the bloom away.
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27 Apr 16

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love the last two lines lady!
 — NicMichaels

excellent poem
 — rivergood

Thanks River :)
 — jenakajoffer

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