#3 Louise North

Peaches
and so i turn from you as
ripe, young flesh passes
through your fingertips
like water
off a duck’s back; did you
hear that?

or this;
a missed
opportunity:

smiles fade like sunlight
chases shadows across a
winter moon as
greedy eyes
chase short skirts
across a crowded room:

soon;
tall tales will follow
hollow
promises:

ice in my glass
melts, i swear i felt
something
more
than rum on my tongue:
wrong:

how long
can
stars shine
for a blind man?

always.

lifetimes
i  want you to think about love
this love
this love that lasts
lifetimes

i want you to think about love
this love
this love that hurts us
deserts us
this love that remains
for lifetimes

i want you to think about love
this love
this love that makes us
betray us delay us for
this lifetime

for this lifetime leaves us
apart but know this
lifetime i love you
i want you to think about that.

Louise North

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