Poem (Haley)

When you drive with me, beside me on the seat, when you walk with me, beside me on the sidewalk, when the future gets closer to now, with every step, with every mile, I wish to never get there, to never arrive in that place, where you won’t be.

The first sip of coffee passes your lips in the morning I wish your cup to never end.

You undress and I want you to stay naked so that you can never go.

Your stockings slide down your legs too quickly, like I could become more in love than I already am.

I cook you breakfast and I want to rush it to your bed before you disappear. Spreading butter gently on toast. Imagining it delicious on your lips.

You change the color of your nails and I know that yesterday has passed.

In your arms the whole of the world melts around me drowning me in fear and love.

We drive another mile, take another step.

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I am working on a doctorate in American Studies and the emphasis of my work is a study of poverty within the American Dream as a necessary/sacred presence.

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I am working on a doctorate in American Studies and the emphasis of my work is a study of poverty within the American Dream as a necessary/sacred presence.

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