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What makes you think you're welcome in my bed?
Familiar, yes, I know your shadowed shape,
your smell, your pounding blood beneath my head:
so many times I've sought out sweet escape.

Familiar, yes, I know your shadowed shape
and how it fits with mine--across the years,
so many times, I've sought out sweet escape
and used your fluid flesh to drown my fears.

How well it fit with mine, across the years--
the memories are solid now as when
I used your fluid flesh to drown my fears--
and now your skin is calling me again.

The memories are solid now as when
our love was new and magic touched our hearts;
now your skin is calling me again
with spells remembered from the oldest arts.

Our love was new and magic touched our hearts,
yet even then we knew no heartfelt oath,
no spell remembered from the oldest arts
could ever be enough to bind us both.

Even though we knew no heartfelt oath
could suffice, the song of skin and skin
would almost be enough to bind us both.
We turned apart; our magic had worn thin.

It could suffice, the song of skin and skin,
your smell, your pounding blood beneath my head.
But we turned apart; our magic has worn thin--
what makes you think you're welcome in my bed?

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My love is not for sharpened lines
or edges that the shadows trace.
No angle, limiting, defines
the contours warm in my embrace.

For edges that the shadows trace
can make for bold and bright designs--
but contours warm in my embrace
are worshipped in far softer shrines

in which the bold and bright designs
are lost to gentle, curving grace.
I worship in those softer shrines
where tenderness is commonplace,

lost in gentle, curving grace.
Our separate shadows intertwine
where tenderness is commonplace--
my love is not for sharpened lines.

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