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Finding the Fifth Element for My Party of Two

Air

You know that feeling of rapid descent
where your stomach leaps up! and
crashes into your heart?
When you smile at me, or when
you smile at something I say
all my organs will converge
at the center
of me.

This is how I dance.

Fire

When you talk about the things you love,
the things you feel important
your hands will gesture with the force of it
These movements are like fireflies
and I want to catch them at night
with my gaze.

This is how I glow.

Earth

When you are less than an arms length from me
I take in great heaving gulps of you
You smell of pinewood and white tea leaves
The very scent of you makes me want
to obliterate my past
grow beautiful and wise in the grass
beneath you.

This is how I open.

Water

Your voice sounds like deep rain
I want to curl up
inside the warmth of it
your thick fingers entwined with mine
cupped within you, as I am
there is no grief
and I never weep.

This is how I drown.

Aether (The Void)

When I meet you, will you recognize me?
all the way across an indifferent sky?
Will you swallow all my passion
my whole yet damned heart?
all of it
and with pounding flesh and every morning hence
hold me tightly to you
with immeasurable purpose
and know that I am yours

This is what I dream.

© 2010 mstrace

Finding the Fifth Element for My Party of Two

mstrace

California, United States

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Written because, sometimes, even I need to come in for a soft landing.

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