A second

Dear Lord, I need a second more

To breathe his breath, to warm his blood,

To feel the scent of shirts he wore

And then he's yours. A second, God!

I want to know I did my best,

That I remembered every line

And every tremble in the chest

Of whom I used to claim as mine.

I want to memorize his hand,

The funny freckles on his nose

And every curl of every strand

Before he turns around and goes.

I'm so afraid to lose him, Lord!

But you have taken him before

My frozen lips could speak a word.

A second, God! A second more...

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Afzal Shauq's picture

intersting poem and idea is good and well done..hope you read my poems too