|What you give to me is soluable
Author: angels know the rest PM
a missed heartbeat disappearing into blood, a recognizable quiet, blank speech bubbles above a sea of strangers.Rated: Fiction K - English - Hurt/Comfort/Friendship - Words: 178 - Published: 07-27-12 - Status: Complete - id: 3045510
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What you give to me is soluble,
a missed heartbeat disappearing into blood,
a recognizable quiet, blank speech bubbles
above a sea of strangers. We cross
paths, railroads, wavering map contours
that encircle joints, street corners where
we meet and become a little more
like each other.
If I have managed to love you,
somewhere in the dermatology of a landscape
there has been a blush, a tingling echo
disguised as birdcall. If in harmless studies
of passing-by, we have inflicted loneliness
on each other, there has been a closed sunset,
a minute shutting-down of the soul,
disguised as night.
What I give to you is soluble,
a promise melting down a phone line,
a suggestion of fidelity, red roses awaiting arrest
in the web of a flower-shop. We dislocate
faces, landmarks, the jumbled
melodies of untraceable laughter.
We form collages that go on and on—a piece
of gum on a politician's sole, an umbrella blocking out
a scene of danger, an ironic twist—never
making sense, never pretending not to.