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Give Gold

So here I sit upon this lumpy bed, 
With thoughts of you and me stuck in my head. 
I wonder how to hold a piece of air; 
I wonder how to love what is not there. 
Knowing you has changed so much in me, 
My heart stretched out across Atlantic sea. 
But though I feel I should be in this place, 
I ache, and would give gold to see your face. 
I ache, I ache, and would give gold… 
I ache, I ache, and would give gold… 
I ache, I ache, and would give gold to see your face. 
You were a fire that melted me with speed, 
Now just ink and paper that I read. 
You were the warmth and strength inside my hand, 
Now just quiet thoughts along the sand. 
I wonder how to hold a piece of air; 
I wonder how to love what is not there… 
Though I trust we will have our time and place, 
I ache, I ache, and would give gold… 
I ache, I ache, and would give gold to see your face. 
I would give gold to see your face.

"Give Gold"
© 
2020 Laura Poblete