19 You want a candy Lasting in your mouth. I want you last When you have swallowed it. I want you lush at last, I want you loud. I'm short of you When you do long for me. Along the streets -- in water, air and cables -- My blood pulsates around your mouth Alone. What's left of me is now A tiny candy -- It will go down, and blood will go aloft. I want to breathe my last Into your body, To leak inside of you with lasting last, To saturate you With my languid luster. Listen, I want your mouth.







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IRENE CĂSAR
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