Thoughts of You

I don’t want to think of you tonight
because all I can think about
is your touch on her skin,

the soft, impatient blush
you are painting on the canvas of her skin.

It’s not jealousy.
It’s just that there are so many pages between us
that I can’t seem to fill.

© Keighley Perkins

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About handshedown

Keighley Perkins is a Cardiff-based poet whose influences include Anis Mojgani, Selima Hill and Richard Brautigan. Her work has previously been published in "Acumen", "Elbow Room", "Erbacce", "Fire", "Northwind" and "Obsessed with Pipework". She can also be found online on Twitter at @handshedown. View all posts by handshedown

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