Begleiter für das Neue Jahr
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What if I kiss all the spots
you taught yourself to hate?
What if I placed my hands on them
and left them still, long enough
for my heat to join yours
and you to forget there was ever air
between our skin?
What if I love all you loathe
and what if I spend my days
dirtying up your brain that they washed?
Show you new pictures or the same you
you started avoiding in the mirror?
What if I say all they say is wrong
and fill your ears with honest words
in a language you stopped practicing?
What if I plant new flowers
in the places that you frown at,
and teach you the names of them
and let the petals decorate the floor
as you twirl through your life?
What if you forget
you were ever anything other
(Tyler Knott Gregson)