I only need one more,
One more sunset draped in the sultry
Color of purpling clouds.
Only one more kiss from the soft lips
That long ago I adored.
Just one more hit from the cigarette
Poised between my finger.
Give me another long night with
Words that are deep and intense
And emotions that hang on our faces
Until we finally are quiet,
When sleep takes us.
It isn’t good for me,
I only want one more.
Then I’ll be satiated, then I’ll walk away
And find a new muse
I’ll find a new reason to pull my head
From my pillow each morning.
But I’m not done yet,
I need that passion inside me,
I need one last reminder that it happened
So that when I think about the past,
I’ll remember the sweat that poured
And the labored breath laced
With sweet words that
Didn’t mean anything yet.
Once I’m done, I’ll let the past
Become the past and I’ll let
Tomorrow show me where to go
While the quiet tugging of yesterday
Whispers in my ear and tells me that
One more is never enough.