Only You Know Me

Art by Ditte Løfgren

http://ditteloefgren.com

Mai L. Nissen, 2012


My eyes hurt,
from the sharp light of day.
My skin is burning slowly
from the kisses of the sun.
Patiently I wait for nightfall.
Longing for the cover of dark;
You surround my body ,
You protect me from burn,
Your gravity pulls me in,
we become one.
You always come back
– a faithful companion.

The curtain of night withdraws,
And you leave me naked;
Unprotected from burn,
I walk as a shadow
among the living.
Despite my opaque veil
everyone sees me.
In hesitant, discomfort,
exposed I wander in the light.
The light that pierces my eyes
The light that burns my skin
A spotlight purposed to scrutinize,
to reveal every past and future sin.

A Vile and wretched,
blunt manifestation.
I walk in all my repulsive glory
longing for nightfall;
To be devoured by your love.
Safely you swallow me;
Where I begin and you end,
I do not know.
To be loved by you,
to be part of you;
I can never let you go
– Only you know me

Mai L. Nissen, 2012

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