When You Call

by Shani Cruz

Rain stops mid air 
to transfer its mellow 
expression as candles melt the fountain of
slinky stillness from yesterday
I peered through my window
Perfecting each image in my head 
Listening to the shadow of 
lips parting
Fingers licking 
Eyes speaking
A melody unsampled
like the love in your voice
runs deep through the flesh 
of my arms into my pillowcase
My dreams tend to scare me
When you're not here
I take the foot of a leprechaun
sprinkle it with the heart of ten thugs
Add two cupid arrows 
and spin 
into anesthesia 
until you call my name

When You Call by Shani Cruz

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