I love you from a distance,
it’s all I can do.
I can’t feel you anymore
so I love you from memory.
You see, when I’m with you
I want you close to me
squeezing my calves,
your hand around the back of my neck
I want you inside me.
Surrounding me, filling me,
I want you to absorb me.
To be absorbed by you,
my body completely surrendered
Giving me up to you
over and over
I want to open my eyes and see you watching me
as you do.
I want you in that way,
only that way
when I’m with you.
I love you but you’re resisting me.
I love you but you’re leaving me.
I love you but you’re holding me back.
you hold me
in a memory,
in a moment in a park a year ago.
pie eaten, beers spilled,
wanna smooch on this hill?
I miss you but you linger
like the taste of the marmalade I spread on the bread you baked for me;
but the bread has gone stale sitting on the counter.
I left it, too long I left it
and when I came back for more it was hard and cold and I couldn’t sink my teeth in the way I used to.
But I can’t seem to throw it away.
About the Creator
A multi-disciplinary artist, writer and sex worker's advocacy support worker, Taylor's cumulative practice comes together as a holistic exploration of identity, sexuality, and how the embodied subject navigates space and the natural world.
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