Press into me

Like the flowers you gave me

Pressed between pages

Rose petals stuck to paper sheets

Printed lines of your city streets

Imprint me

With fingerprint markings

Cover my body

Invisible bruises below the skin

Lingering touches traced within

Smother me

Take away my breathing

Caught in my chest

Dilated pupils and fiery lips

Fevered faces launch a thousand ships

Crush me

Like crushed blooms in books

Weigh me down

Not crumpled balls of paper

Solid cores taking anchor

Flood me

Like a wave with no warning

Storming beach fronts

Two by two away to the sea

Pair of birds, pieces of me.



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