Once Bitten -- a sonnet

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Signs of passion and internal bleeding

Include dizziness, weakness, chills,

Rapid breath, and lightheadedness leading

Sadly toward a hemmoragic spill.

Count: March thirteen back to January six,

That makes nine weeks waiting to hear you ask.

If I’d held back, would that have changed the mix?

Well, withholding is such a faithless task.

You know I wear my heart outside my breast

While the bleeding-out remains internal.

I speak what I feel, that's the tender test.

Kisses and truth trump regrets eternal.

And though the bleeding now should be a sign,

Truth to tell, I found your kisses very fine.

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