The Air You Breathe
by Diana Raab

I want to see you in your town
where you eat, where you sleep,
get your clothes dry cleaned
and your shoes shined, where you
buy your toilet paper and shaving
cream, even your favorite coffee
shop and the post office where you
mail my letters and the gas station
where you buy your fuel and where
you buy your steaks and fresh fish,
where your dogs get groomed
and your cats de-clawed, where you
ate ice cream yesterday and where
you buy the books you send me,
and the restaurant where you told
her good-bye so that you could
spend the rest of your life with me.

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