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YOU BY BARBARA LEE

Arts Richmond

Online - 14 September 2020

YOU BY BARBARA LEE

YOU

You walked with me along the pebbles crunching underneath
You walked with me side by side and held my hand 
And listened to my heart beat
You walked with me and tossed my hair
You walked with me and left a footprint in the sand dunes with our feet.

You ran and chased me
Along the sea breeze path
And caught my arm for however long it would last
You kept me safe and warm
Like a new born

Just one last drink you said to me
Your body curved like branches on a tree
That cigarette smell from your torn up shirt
A living death from my heart that hurt

I couldn't go near you for that final kiss
The smell on your lips 
And all the love that I missed
And the pain of it all
"Just one more drink and a cigarette 
That's all "

                      by Barbara Lee


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