Encompassment (poem)

I wake up frantic in the afternoons
I wake up sweating in the nights
I sleep never but my mind in deep slumber
infinite time between us but swiftly passes
with each moment taking you away from me
worry that you’ll fade from my memory
linger on forever
cut me bleed me
just don’t ever leave me
I wouldn’t know how to breathe
my heart won’t be able to bear it
stay etched in my mind
engraved on my soul
be in my everyday life
stay so I can live
so I can live
so I can live
be the moon in my mornings
be the sun of my evenings
in all those infinite moments that make my life
stay stay stay by my side
don’t want to ever adapt to a life without you
stay for I love you like I can only love you
be all around me
surround me
encompass my world
smother me with your love
grant me death where we are dying together
hold me forever
hold me forever
burn the world if it is the distance between us
encompassed let be my universe by your love
burn me up
never love enough
never be enough
let it drive me nuts
let it race my pulse
let’s burn the world with our love
blessing or a curse
to love like us
encompasses our love this empty universe

©Seema Tabassum 2016
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  1. Stunning write!! beautiful!

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