“But maybe a face that needs holding.
Or some laundry
that needs folding, like that other night
when I faced you, pulled your shirt
over your arms and heard you say,
everyone deserves this.

And I didn’t know if you meant a shirt
or arms or just someone
to pull it off of you.
Someone to touch
your free skin, to see the face
when a shirt leaves it, in good awe.”

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