5 p coffee machine


My body is not mine

I gave it to you

Along with my heart

And you nurtured it

far better than I did

I oil it, scrub it, perfume it

all the lush products in the market

My eyes all kohled up

dark and smokey

hair short and long

curly and sleek

But you held my heart

in your soothing, but firm palms

even when I was lost

you lent your shoulder

and kept my feet firm

your eye-lashes soothed

my eyes during insomnia

you nurtured all of it

every bit of it

every cell in me

the true essence of my body

because you had my heart

above all and foremost

a heart you took years ago

with that twinkle in your eyes

when I met you

in that dingy corridor

for the first time

beside the 5p coffee machine

my hopes and my dreams

Became you in a jiffy

the blood that run in my veins

has your colour and taste

my heart smells like your palms

no matter how much perfume I put on

It has your fragrance

My heart was yours

as long as I can remember

Perhaps before I even met you

By that 5 p coffee machine

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