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About the Poem

My lovers hands, as seen in a dream, inspired this poem. It's about longing and loving in spite of seemingly insurmountable distances.

Fingerprints

I dream your hands on paper
and blackest need
on purest white
while violent slashes
of desire are softened
smudged by the edge of your palm

Fingerprints appear
like bruises on the page
as I watch your hand
move over my name

I wake to your name
in my mouth
and sweetest longing
on the loneliest tongue
while I move through the passage
of these longest days
bruised and grieving
and crazed enough
to sleep with your letters
to pray for dreams of your hands
to lick the backs of
stamps and flaps of envelopes
desperate for
a taste of you
© 1999 Lheiyrah Please respect the rights of the author and Passions in Poetry. If you would like to use this poem on your own web page, please contact the Author. Thank you.

4 Visitor Comments

stephanie
Wow! Very passionate!
Trista
Wow this poem is so perfect to the man that I love with all of my heart and soul and touched my heart so deeply and passionatly that it made me shed tears keep up the awesome writing in poetry
Rabeca
good poem
rachael
this really effected me

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