I don’t want you this way

I don’t want you this way short poem

I don’t want to close over you
as a blanket, sucking your light.

I don’t want to capture you
inside a kiss nor strangle you
with endless hugs.

I don’t want to be the king
in whose castle, you live as a princess,
not knowing you are a prisoner.

I don’t want to make love
to your body, while your soul wanders the world,
seeking other men.

my love, I don’t want you this way.

what I want is for you to go away,
to taste the lips of every man,
to savor their hearts, the churning
that comes with loving you,
and if you were to come back,
if you were to still come back,
I will know, you love me.

till then, I am happy to live
in this world you live, breathing
the air you breathe, remembering
with my lips, yours.

This poem is part of the Poetry Book Oblivion

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I owe all of my poetry to the influence of Pablo Neruda. Reading him 10 years ago on the beaches of Goa, gave me the permission to be who I am and write what I feel. My poetry has never been the same after that. All that I write is an offering to Neruda.
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