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[tab id=1]Would it be alright if I kissed you
on your perfectly asymmetrical lips?
Turn around and let me risk you;
hold my breath with your fingertips.
Would it be alright if I missed you
and the curve between your spine and your hips?
Raise your head don’t let me forget you;
I’m not quite ready to abandon ship.
Is it alright if I can’t resist you
when you turn your voice just like this?
Hold my bones don’t let me regret you;
I have too much to lose, but not my grip.[/tab]
[tab id=2]Elle finds it difficult to convince people that her poems aren’t personal because that is a lie. When she’s not writing recreationally, she writes professionally as a researcher and ranter. She claims to believe we can change the world one cishet white dude at a time, but that is also a lie.[/tab]