The Way You Make Me Feel

as I sit here thinking of us
I feel a pain, a longing
deep within my heart

it permeates me entirely
and just when I feel
I can’t take anymore
the pain ignites into passion
spreading, opening me up
like a lotus blossoming
into forever

this must be love
I think to myself
for I have never felt
more alive
more vibrant
more beautiful

~*~
08/15/02

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