Run My Pen Dry

by Stryngs

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I would run my pen dry over you,
if you let me.
I'd sign my name and address
along the side of your thumb,
in case you were ever lost, and
had to hitch yourself a ride home
to me.

I'd set a sonnet on each of your earlobes;
the gentle tattoo of a chant on your back.
I'd list your favourite things
in Morse Code on your chin;
I'd furrow your brow with my hieroglyphics.

I'd italicise those lines about your eyes;
I'd stamp both your feet with a drunk sea-shanty.
I'd tickle your ribs with
a riddle round your middle;
I'd write you a postcard, right under your nose.

And I would run my pen dry over you,
if you let me.
I'd sign my name and address
along the side of your thumb,
in case you were ever lost, and
had to hitch yourself a ride home
to me.

I'd engrave a dream on the inside of your eyelids,
so you could read it when you fell asleep;
trace a brief haiku
upon the arches and whorls
of your fingertips.

I'd like to write a trashy novel in your navel;
alliterate lengthy lines along your legs.
I'd scribble games of Scrabble
on your shoulderblades
Not a crossword on your lips, but
I'd ink a little prayer there.

And I would run my pen dry over you,
if you let me.
And, once the ink had dried,
I'd cry you clean with contented tears,
tell stories for another pen,
and run it dry over you,
all over again.

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released May 1, 2006
Giles/Stringer

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