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I want Mary Jane and Peter love,

to feel the city wind whip by as we swing

headlong into a night without sleep.


I want to have a secret,

                                    and share it

with the girl next door,

                                    the one who never

lets me get tangled up in myself.


I want to tingle,

                           and stalk silently

like a spider with a fly on the web,

my life siphoned from another.


I want to feast on love,

                                    on all the feral

passion of the most innocent kiss,

                                                       on all

the tensile strength of my hand on your neck.


I want it again and again,

                                              the secrets,

the web,

                  the orchestrated waltz

of eight limbs,

                           swaying with the wind.


I want to protect you from the venomous

sting of jealousy and revenge,


you crave the freeing sigh of cheated death.

I want to dive from a rooftop water tower,

to plunge to your rescue,

                                              to fall madly

for you every time you scream my name.


I want Mary Jane and Peter love,

                                                       a love

that lasts forty years and forever,

                                                       a love

worth saving the world for.

Brian McGackin

‪Poet Brian McGackin is the author of BROETRY and DEATH IN THE RICK. He lives in Los Angeles and drinks a lot of Guinness.‬

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