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i've been the leper

by Vikki Owens

i've been the leper,
i've become the not quite
not to say im in pieces,
but still on my last leg.

in my dreams
i still see you,
a face that has been etched
caustically on my soul,
and when i love you in my dreams
i learn that love is

i burned to ashes,
and became an ember,
the not quite remnant of
what once burned,
but still i flicker,
and i still love you,
though i only touch you
in the dark.


Posted on 08/17/2011
Copyright © 2022 Vikki Owens

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by Gabriel Ricard on 08/17/11 at 10:26 PM

That third stanza is my easy favorite. This was wonderful.

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