Mine

artwork by Chiara Bautista
artwork by Chiara Bautista

you

you are mine
for me
no one else

you are the silver
on my fingers
the sweat along
my temples

you are mine
a confidence I don’t
have to share
or confess

a secret
not exactly
hidden
but owned

I have no
lingering value
or clandestine
treasure

there is just
who I am

and you
my gift

 

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