Last Breath

If I gave you my last breath
would you want it?
I could release it
to no one but you
If I gave you my soul
would you save it?
I still feel it sometimes
weary and bruised

If I gave you my heart
would you take it?
It’s battered and cold
but still beats for you
If I gave you my body
would you keep it?
The lattice of scars
remembers your touch

If I gave you my mind
would you break it?
Your voice still echoes
in its hollowed halls

Come for me
take me down
let me breathe
into you
my last breath

Run from pain
hide in death
undying stain
this last breath.


© W.R.R. 12/31/2003

About W.R.R.

Bipolar & survivor of incest/child sex abuse and adult male rape; bisexual, polyamorist, poet/writer/advocate & married father of four. View all posts by W.R.R.

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