Allure Me

I like the way
the cigarette caressed
between your desirable lips
dances with the words you speak,
as if your vernacular
has a rhythm
that only it can find
and only it can sway.

The clouds of smoke
may as well be perfume;
Darling, you would still be wonderful
in a blouse of dried blood.
I don’t think I’d even notice.

It’s me,
looking from this ledge of hesitation
at every muscle flexed,
that makes you so perfectly
pointless to pursue.
So pointless that I can’t help
but dive headfirst into the uncertainty.
I’m an addict for
one handful of your half heart,
and a fiend for your
flawed consideration.

The darkness of night
is somehow attractive
in the mystery it stows away.
Your eyes hide a similar darkness;
sleeping within the layers of cells
that construct
the spiral staircase you are.
And somehow infinite solitude
will make me feel close to you.
Somehow your complete absence
invokes your complete presence
inside of my empty heart.

Allure Me

Nathan Emery

Joined September 2009

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