Did you mean the things you told me
Did you really want me then
when you said we’ll never sever—
or was it just a brush of pen?

Did you say you want to hold me
and to feel me oh, so bad—
did you say you want to have me
rough n’ real stark ravin’ mad?

Did you say you want to know me
know my body and my soul
did you whisper words of wonder
deep inside my empty hole?

Did I hear you call me softly
call my name, My Love, You said—
here I am, for you I’m waiting
for you I have waited
since I have been dead.

LoveNotes ©Yakira Shimoni Fulks
Aug 15, 2020 | OC CA
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