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A Lover's Wish

bylegerdemer©

Were I to write my love upon your skin
With silver nib, a gift of midnight blue
To goddesses of old, like a tattoo,
Or carve the words in stone, I would not win.
I cannot mark you mine: the spinning threads -
Their web speaks louder than the seal of gold
That binds your life, forever keeps your soul
Tied to another, as my sadness spreads.

And yet you are still mine, to love and woo
And cosset, if I could; perhaps I'll send
You words on swallows' wings, or caws of crows.
I wish to leave behind my love for you
In this rued world, that hundred years would spend
And not dissolve the spell your love now throws.

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