I can with painstaking detail
describe how your skin feels
beneath my hands.

And I may absolutely ransack
the dictionary to unearth
the perfect words.

I will stack sentence upon sentence
construct entire paragraphs
sculpt essays etched with
every fleeting feeling
for every drawn out moment

I shall raise towers with my lips
entire towns with my fingertips
let my tongue build whole worlds
for us to live in.

Anything, everything, to distract
to keep our minds off the fact
even one hundred thousand words
won't twine your fingers in mine

If a picture is worth one thousand words
how many more to replace a touch?

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