love poem – Dangling


I sigh into you, rock face strength
Like stone my heat, my will,

Legs dangled off your lap
My feet unable to touch ground,
Even in that, i need your help, Daddy.

You are the external fire keeper
Burning off my oxygen.
I don’t breathe for your breath.

I lay my head on your shoulder,
My neck bends not unlike
The stalk of a sunflower

Oh Sun, I trace you
Waiting for heat and light
Unable to extend, curled up small and abandoned

Your large hands rub my back
O, trembling destinies
In this dimension, it is this way

Your hands firmly drift southward,
Lifting lace hemline, you say
“Open up for Daddy.”

And I do,
My screaming sphincter
A testament of a daughter’s love

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