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You sink deep.

Without even touching you,
I feel you ripple across my skin.
When your fingers move, I feel them
curl around mine -burning across
all the obsolete space between us-

I'm always having to 
swallow my heart back,
clenched teeth shoving rebellion
down my throat. Nothing but a 
raw excuse for flesh-
because somehow you've 
completely enveloped that as well.
All the life juice is drained out, now.
I'm pumping you through my veins
and you're such a poor substitute for blood,
seeping fire through all my bones 
while they crack with anticipation, 
melting marrow
into your upturned mouth.
And I don't even think you know it.

I've become this trembling torn-corner
flutter of crimson,
with your face in my mind
and your eyes filling mine
and all available edges, lashes and 
fingertips knitted to yours.
and your voice trying to weld all
the broken things back together.

You sink deep.

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  1. Date: 12/15/2009 11:15:00 AM
    this is beautiful and passionite

  1. Date: 10/23/2009 8:41:00 AM
    Beautifu stanza to read. All the best.

  1. Date: 10/18/2009 7:25:00 PM
    So I leave for a while and the first poem I read is this one from's good, but It doesn't quite sound like the Miss Alseth I remember...more morose maybe? Mail me and catch me up with you!!! Sorry within my "critique" I didn't mention that your writing is still fantastic! Much love, Steve

  1. Date: 10/18/2009 12:00:00 PM
    beautiful and breathtaking all at the same time.............kate

  1. Date: 10/16/2009 1:37:00 PM
    sexy, nicely penned.

  1. Date: 10/15/2009 12:28:00 PM
    breathtaking -

  1. Date: 10/15/2009 11:15:00 AM
    wonderful. i love this. xo Raiin

  1. Date: 10/15/2009 3:33:00 AM
    Nicely descriptive. Keep writing. Sara

  1. Date: 10/12/2009 5:49:00 PM
    Interesting poem.

  1. Date: 10/12/2009 4:39:00 AM
    Reminds me of Clarissa Pinkola Estes/ Woman who run with comes on CD too you'd enjoy this. Light & Love

  1. Date: 10/11/2009 12:28:00 PM
    I have read your amazing poetry today and enjoyed it. Thank you for sharing with us Micaela. I hope you are enjoying your weekend. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 10/11/2009 11:22:00 AM
    Wow, this man has truly won every part of you, Micaela. I hope you let him know how you feel. Just show him this poem; it says it all! Very profound reflection on the impact desire can have when you meet the right person. Excellent writing! Love, Carolyn