Let Me Study You

Can I share one of my secrets with you?
I love you. Not the air-brushed kind of love
that looks real on the canvas till the colors
start to bleed and fade. I’m talking about the
“Come here for a minute so I can study you” love.
I want to know you all the way through.
I want to skinny dip in your soul.
I can’t swim on my own, but I trust you to hold me
and keep me from drowning. I want to
study the breaths you take so I can breathe for you.
Don’t take this the wrong way, I’m not obsessed with you,
I’m in love with you. And if ever Fate determines
it’s time for you to go, I will breathe for you.
Our love will keep you alive so I never have to
live another day without you. It seems it took forever
for me to find you, so no, I won’t just cater to you
I will love you. And this is not a love
I can take off and give it back to you like I almost
gave you back your hoodie, you know the one you
gave me when I told you I was cold without you.
The one I’ve worn all winter because when it’s on
my body, I feel safe and secure like falling in love with you
all over again. Even after all this time I swear
I can smell you in the fabric of the hoodie, the one
I won’t be returning to you like I won’t be
shedding this love for you. Return to sender
doesn’t apply to me and you. I’m going to hold onto
this love I feel for you, wearing it like I
wear your hoodie. Thank you.

Peace & Love,


About Rosalind Guy

I'm broken & my soul is weary/ my weary soul rebels, fights/ anything & anyone who tries to heal me/I beat my head against a wall of memories/ trying hard to break free from the chain of memories/ I can only be free by saying it so/ i weave a necklace from words and finally/ I find freedom/ free free free. As you can see, words are powerful to me. As Maya Angelou said, words are wallpaper of the soul. I have lots of nightmarish memories that threaten to break me, but I learned a long time ago about the power of words. They can be used to heal and destroy anything that threatens to destroy the person. Words coupled with love have the power to save and heal. I am author of three books: Skinny Dipping in the Pool of Womanhood, Tattered Butterfly Wings, and Blues of a Love Junkie. I am a high school English teacher. I am a former reporter. I am a mother. I am a woman. I am a fierce advocate for those who cannot speak for themselves, those who's voices go unheard. Check out my Amazon author page at the following link: http://www.amazon.com/Rosalind-Guy/e/B00BGH5F88/ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_1?qid=1432491754&sr=8-1.
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3 Responses to Let Me Study You

  1. Tiegan says:

    The first few lines made my soul shiver. Thank you for sharing this.

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