Let Me Be

By A.N. Flores

If this is death, let me die a thousand times.
Let me expire in the shadow of your darkness
And carry your tears in my eyes.

If this is life, let me live a thousand years.
Let me bask under the radiance of your light
And smile because you smile.

Let me seep into your skin and wrap myself around your heart.
Let me breach those barriers and ease your troubled mind.
Let me be with you, within you or without you.
But, please, let me be.

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