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Bill Wolak – Ⅴ

Once More 





Once more

kiss me till you can’t breathe.

Hold me even tighter

till the broken ropes of our muscles ignite

spreading goose bumps through us

like underground lightning.


You are the last fish swimming

through my impenetrable tears

encircling my life with wonder.


Now we can press our scars together

forming a mouth that can heal itself

only by speaking in the present.

Every other tense

has less weight than all we have tasted,

less existence than all that’s passed through us,

less future than the layer of lint we will become.


Touch me once more with your hands

that understand the endless suffering of numbers

because in the end everything will be measured

only by our ability to confront desire.