Ode Two*

I’m lost in a shadow.

And then I see you and all I see is light.

Your voice soothes and calms, your scent intoxicates me, your warmth makes me feel safe.

And happy.

And alive.

If I am quiet it is because you have taken my breath away. If I appear blank it’s because nothing troubles me when I am with you. If I am jittery it’s because every part of my body has just skipped a beat.

You hurt me. But only because when we laugh, we laugh so hard that my ribs are sore for days after.

I can’t breathe and I don’t want to.

And then you leave and I am lost again.

Lost in your shadow.

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*You’re so vain. I bet you think this ode is about you…

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