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When it begins,
it’s like discovering
the decadence of music.
Perhaps your breath hitches
on the cello carrying the countermelody.
It reminds you of their voice,
as they warm spices in the kitchen
and you’d wrap your arms around them from behind,
like the horns come up from under
and saturate the harmony.
Their body feels familiar in all different ways,
a second listen granted to a beautiful movement.

You can’t tell them you repeat
the first song they showed you
because it smells like their skin
If you listen close enough.
And they can’t tell you that
they try to harmonize with your
speaking voice on the phone
because you sound closer that way.

They’ve turned your solos to concertos.
You feel their lips on your cheek and
your hair stands on end like you’ve
heard God on their lips;
their touch is prophetic.

You hold them close and hope they’ll linger
like a violin on a high note,
and you can’t bear to open your eyes
and dismiss the beauty of the moment.
The sister-poem to "Bitter Rinds," contrasting old love and new love. Originally, the two were placed together to emphasize the difference, but feel better apart as they are so different from each other.
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Sammur-amat Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013   General Artist
you place your heart in your work and it shows :love:
beautiful piece, as always, lizzie darling! :tighthug:
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callerofcrows Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you so much! :D
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corajasmine Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
omg i love this beautiful poem
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callerofcrows Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I'm so glad! Hopefully I'll continue to pen good ones. :) 
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corajasmine Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Oh you always do! It's a simple matter of what you create next ^.^
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Adrolyn Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So sensual. Yum.
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callerofcrows Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
:meow: 
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Mr-Timeshadow Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013
This is amazing, and going right into the "Favorites" list! It is sensual, and tasteful; vividly described but not overripe; emotional but not melodramatic. Perfect!
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callerofcrows Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you so much! Such high praises you heap on me. 
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Mr-Timeshadow Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013
Heh. That's right: I heap only praise, while I delicately place the snide remarks on everybody else...;)
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