Dual Death
by John Montin

I cannot cry

My tears would kill you

I cannot love you

My seed would kill you

I cannot surrender my body to you

For I could kill you

And all I really need

All I really want

Is to love you

To love someone

To touch and to be touched

To feel your skin against my skin

But the very blood

Which flows through my diseased veins

Could kill you

And I will wander alone


Until I meet another deadly outcast

And we will proceed

To kill each other


©2005 John Montin

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