Terry Persun – “Follow”

I want to hear
you breathe next
to me. A reminder.
God has put others
on this planet
to prove
we are not alone.

Perhaps that is why
when one lover dies
the other dies soon after,
like the click
after the radio
is turned off.

Your breathing reminds me
of your mouth and lungs,
your teeth and tongue,
reminds me of all the stories
we lived together
waiting for each other,
for one to leave
so the other can follow.

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