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You have been claimed.
I have seen my competition holding perfumed picks
and daggers in their eyes.
They know the value of the treasure I have found,
but I'm already in your skin.
While I'm here, in my space beside your heart,
would you mind if I gently took a rib?

This is archaeology, my love.

Don't worry,
I will sew you up with kisses;
stitch you up with x's and oh's
x's and oh's

Hold me steady,
while I chisel our names into the bone that crossed your heart,
like kids in campus trees:
You
+
Me
4ever
.

I will sacrifice a rib if you will do the same.
We will tie a bow around them, and send them into space,
and Orion and Andromeda will be as jealous as the rest
when they read our names upon our bones
and see our love alive inside the marrow.

This is archaeology.
Long after we are dead, our story will live on.
This is archaeology, my love. The story of us.
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:iconathena4wisdom:
athena4wisdom Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014
This is so beautiful :*)
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:iconthelunalily:
TheLunaLily Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you. :)
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:iconathena4wisdom:
athena4wisdom Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014
No problem ^.^
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Wordeea Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
that is absolutely gorgeous. i wish i would have thought of it. what a great ode to love
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:iconthelunalily:
TheLunaLily Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you very much. :heart:
I feel that way so often when reading other people's work. :) I can't tell you how many poems I've come across on DA that I wish I would have written.
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Wordeea Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
yes, very often here too :)
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DottieOnTheMoon Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Gripped me from the first line!

Would you mind if I gently took a rib? - seriously, that is just stunning imagery.
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:iconthelunalily:
TheLunaLily Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
:love: Thank you so much! :love:
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Frencifry Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2011  Student Writer
i like this metaphor, very originally crafted(: very well written, m'dear(:
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TheLunaLily Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you!! :)
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