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A Lost Letter from a tree to the Japanese Honeysuckle

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by Shei Sanchez

       You wring my breath away.

To feel your million ovaline lips,
       leaves of emerald cascading


up and down my spine. To feel you
       twine tight around me, tendrils


a tender corset of cellulose divine.
       To wake in the spring smelling


your nectar’s sweat on my neck,
       a siren's attar lulling me to yield.


You are a slippery dancer cradling
       my hips with petals of silver


and gold, an unfinished poem seeking
       to dazzle my timid heart, a pirate ship


forever moored to the base of my throat.

 

 

 

 

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