Invisible No More

my love affair with words

empty hollow ache

empty hollow ache

washes over me again

empty hollow ache

fills me with dread again

.

I know where this leads

I know where this will take me

.

empty hollow ache

How much more of this can i take

empty hollow ache

how much more before i break

.

I try to push this away

I try to forget it all

.

empty hollow ache

mocking me

hounding me

taunting me

empty hollow ache

.

I know where this will lead me

I know which road to take

.

and so i go

for one more

sugar heartache

empty hollow ache

.

finally disappears

as i close my eyes

empty hollow ache

no more

until the morning

when i wake

.

I know where this leads me

I know where this takes me

.

empty hollow ache

.

5/9/01

©Patti Keno

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Sleeping or near slumber

You lied before me

sleeping or

near slumber

breathing softly

I felt your breath

upon my face

and shivered in

delight

I stared at your

face

sleeping or

near slumber

trying to memorize

every  detail

trying to commit

to memory

a love that

would leave

as soon as

you awoke

I longed to kiss

you

place my lips

upon yours

I longed to trace

the curves

of your skin

laying in front

of me

sleeping or near

 slumber

Waiting for my kiss

Waiting for my touch

Waiting

                                                9-30-96

                                              pik

                                                  ©Patti Keno

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