Needing you,
I see how easy
loving you would be.
I keep you
at arm’s length,
close enough to touch- –
yet making you
fearing losing myself
in you- -a shadow lingering
in the periphery
of your psyche.
You see
some memories
only last so long
before becoming ghosts- –
echoes fade.

Before you forget,
I’m craving you- –
craving me.
Take me into you,
a luscious fruit
for your slow
devouring- –
delectable dessert
destined to warm you
inside.  Take me in,
I’ll be a forever echo- –

Copyright 2012, by Suzie Ashby.
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