untitled - (kidneys) by jake ormrod

tea, cigarettes and incense
colour my world
as it turns
and turns
and turns
and yearns for more
as my dry lips suck tips of filters
and the beer from last night
continues to wear off.

i wheeze and cough and think of you
but not for too long
before you're gone
and it's back to clear sky.

thoughts of therapy
unpaid debt
a lack of water.

i gulp at the clear liquid
the cleansing essence
spreading from kidneys to fingertips
and then you're back again
because distance doesn't make the heart grow fonder
it makes the pain last longer
and fosters a longing that is impossible to kill.

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