Tuesday, July 08, 2003

Sent: 7/8/2003 11:06 PM
The urge to smell your skin
is something similar to
that first hunger pang
of a brand new day
after a good nights sleep -
all consuming, unfullfilled,
it grows and grows
'till I feel faint
from the size of it.

The urge to pull your hair
short, prickly strands -
to feel them slide between
my fingers,
as your body shadows mine -
is similar to the urge
to smell your skin
only stronger - so strong
that sleep's a memory,
nothing more!
I will not sleep tonight.

The urge to sleep
is stronger -
stronger than the urge
to smell your skin -
if only to relieve my
mind, my body, and the stinging
behind my eyes.
The urge to dream
you near.

© Susan Kennedy. 7.7.03

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