The answer

When I tell you I love you,
only an outpouring of a great darkness
into the light,
the inadequacy of words
or emotion.
and a red tinge like pride
under the little bone of your neck,
a reply bruised in the dark
red shadow
of your separate vivid lips.

Kyle Allan is a writer, recording artist and event organiser. He has published a book of poetry, House without walls, and released an album of poetry and music titled Influences.

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