Consume my heart away; sick with desire
And fastened to a dying animal
It knows not what it is; and gather me
Into an artifice of eternity.

Wednesday, July 2, 2014


~For J.H.~

When you were under
all the dark years
and could only hear
your muffled heartbeat,
it was my heart buoyed
you back to life
         (we purged
the killing toxins
and our love thrived),
    but now when I start
from dread dreams
of that long drowning,
I hear the ringing
of your heart-beat 
paralyzing mine.

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