I asked you what you loved about yourself
and pressed my lips to your silence
as if I hoped
I could make you understand me
I will kiss you until the final breath leaves my lungs,
and if you only take in
a tenth of my love for you,
even that would be enough.
You will know there is no one alive more beloved than you.
*The NewsLeather Editors graciously thank JustAsheli for allowing us to reprint this poem.