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Just One More

Posted in villanelle by maggie on 2009/05/17

God, just one more night with whom it was for,
just one more page charging her helpless typewriter,
just one more take, just one more

window cracked, one more key left in the door,
just one more calling to pull an all-nighter.
God, just one more night with whom it was for,

just one more break, just one more muscle sore
from twisting silken knots a hot gasp tighter,
just one more take, just one more

random pile of clothes left on the floor,
just one more stretch of skin blushed even whiter.
God, just one more night with whom it was for,

just one more ache, the bed by which we swore,
the final breath of the last surviving fighter,
just one more take, just one more -

Just one more tour of duty in our war,
one more double shift from this spent moonlighter.
God, just one more night with whom it was for,
just one more take, just one more.

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