Smile

I love your smile

The way it defies gravity

Pulling in opposite directions

Simultaneously

The left side dipping down

As if burdened by the

Elevation of the right

That single dimple

A half-moon engraved

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A string of pearls your teeth

So neatly spaced, so elegantly

Placed, and those lips

Voluptuous lower pout

Split in the middle

Like a ripe peach

Blushing and succulent

The top lip is

More refined, chiseled

At the philtrum a

Knife point curve

With straying corners

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I know your taste

It’s in my mouth

Irrelevantly infusing

My tongue, an enslaving

Sweetness, a smile

Pressed and undressed

Melting with my own

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Long Distance

Hygroscopic you absorb

My tears, this swelling grief

The longing muted by silence

Miles and miles severing between

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This love grows dim, uncertain

Withering in isolation

Unalterable distances

These landscapes

Of the flesh, marrow

Filled structures, rigid.

Incomprehensible

This indecision that

Entangles us in

Love-deprived spaces

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My hands erotic

Endeavor to bind you

Insatiably seeking

Your embodied presence

This absence trapping

Gestures of lust and wanting

In their place my words consecrate

A rich and verbose seduction

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A bated snare these poems

Seek to press you close

Between lines of sentiment

These sinful letters

My only means

Of correspondence