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A SOLDIER AND A GUN

A SOLDIER AND A GUN

Can I hold you?
At the corner of your ribs
Pressing against your connection to me
Looking into your eyes intentionally
Photograph the moment right before a kiss
And frame it
In a box made of stainless steel
As if saying
As if saying our love is unbreakable
As if saying we may fall but the noise, however loud, will always settle still

Can I hold you?
Like my life depends on it
Like no matter how angry the waves
We’re sure there’s hope enough to hold our relationship
Our relations heap
I’ll display my lips at the tip of your tongue
Play Sodom and Gomorrah to the beats of your drum
I’ll sing your heart into a song

Can I hold you?
Like a soldier holds his gun

TOBI TOUN

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