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If Only

I watch you
darting in and out 
the peripheral
of my life 

I try not to notice,
scratching at my eyes
I forced myself
to scour them out

hearing your voice
its dulcet tones
wrap me in velvet,
I shiver to the bone

trying not to hear
my hands grasp 
my ears, until beating
I rip them off

a waft of Joop smothers 
me in your scent,
maddened, my desire
for you peaks

I cannot see you
and will never hear you
and your smell
drives me wild

If only

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  1. Date: 2/10/2014 12:18:00 PM
    Reminds of especially heady youthful days when love was tantalizing. Well done.

  1. Date: 12/8/2012 6:16:00 AM
    I love this one, Jayne. Filled with love, desire and hopelessness all at the same time. awesome poem. Hugs, Catie :)