Desire

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I want you when your fragrance steals into my head.

I want you when coy glances rifle thru your hair.

I want you when evil kings clamor for your hand.

I want you when your feet dance before Herod’s throne.

I want you when the sun claims the grapevine in jealousy.

I want you when you bathe on the rooftop for no-one.

I want you when the church-bell on the steeple no longer tolls.

I want you when the roadhouse women roam in drunkenness.

I want you when you caress me under the blood orange moon.

I want you when your porcelain body sifts against mine.

I want you when you pass your unruly butterfly tongue thru my teeth.

I want you when you press your lips to my candle-bare nape.

I want you when the darkness frames your angelic pride.

I want you when you reveal your loveliness in full.

I want you when you break my crown on your brow.

I want you when your anklet peals in gladness.

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