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I miss you

I'm churning milk out of butter
but with you I curdle
Cuddled and rolled into corners
because there is a space here that hits
me in the center of my chest
I'm losing breath
counting down to when it'll be me in your presence
This place here for you
I find a darkness and a tomb of your efforts
but I am back expecting to start where we finished
so I can get rest

I want to inhale your purchased new scent
and listen to stories
I want to be filled off of your company
so I skip meals until you're gone
and I find myself hungry
 I want to pretend, want to pretend
that I'm not listening, that these moments
are meant only to take up time
Want to watch you adjust your load so you can carry mine

And what can I say when you ask of my tries?
That I've answered?
How can you measure my affection
when it's what I'm too scared to lose?
Come fill this spot here
before my body collapses without the support
I need your figure, height looming over me

And now in some room your concentrated on
things that don't concern me
when everything I am concerns you
I don't know how I hide it so well
don't know where I tuck it
but I know the silence in this room 
is beating into my drums and I want you 
to stop it

Copyright © Asante Indira

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  1. Date: 1/30/2014 7:08:00 PM
    now this went to the point and stayed there. cleverly writen i could see you reciting it before a crowd as if in a play. very talented.

  1. Date: 8/6/2013 9:17:00 AM
    Whoa, what a way to say "I Miss You". Where do you come up with your arrangement of words, remarkable! MC

  1. Date: 9/9/2012 2:13:00 PM
    Another gem from your fingertips. Wonderful creative soul you have. Michael.

  1. Date: 9/7/2012 4:46:00 PM
    You have such an amazing way with words. I was so struck by their play that I have featured one of your poems in the Soup Newsletter (Sept 7 edition). If you'd like to see, click on the blog link, just under the soup logo on the top of this page. If you look for the title SOUP NEWSLETTER and click on it you'll see yourself there! If you comment on the page people will have a direct link to your poetry! Welcome to Soup! Your poems are honest and deep. Smiles from Cyndi

  1. Date: 9/6/2012 1:44:00 PM
    Hoping you continue to find the inspiration to write and share your wonderful poetry with us Asante. I enjoyed reading your poetry very much today. Love, Carol