posted 06 Feb 2003 by Krister Axel
If I stand in your favor it’s a gift I’ll open later

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I spent too much on me
Last night
I felt your body breathe
Your heart
Burning next to me

Here we are again
Lighting up the fence
You spin
Further into me
We’re at the end

I’ve waited here for someone
Who peels herself an onion
With the hand of patience
If I stand in your favor
It’s a gift I’ll open later
Like a flame burning backwards

You know
You never know

About the Author


Krister Bjornson Axel

Ogdensburg, New York

Paris, France. Madison, Wisconsin. Los Angeles. Ashland, Oregon. Ottawa. I write music, I write about music, and I write code. See also: photography, prose, podcasting. I have 1 gorgeous wife, 2 amazing kids, and many interests.

Recent Awards: 2020 ND (Photo) Honorable Mention, 2020 Accenti Writing Contest Finalist