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I have tried every word I know

in every possible sequence

to explain to you

who it is I think I am, and why

the ocean between us keeps getting wider,

the waves more violent.

You look at my face, my breasts

"But I miss you." You say "But I want you."

"Show me how much," I say. "Jump!" I say "Swim!"

but you are still, just staring at me

with eyes the colour of the sea.

You stretch your arms wide

like a child asking to be lifted

and held.

Created: Apr 07, 2014

Tags: poetry

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