|I shant forget
the first glimpse of your form.
Illuminated as it was by flashes of sunlight.
I have dreamt nightly of your face and walked the landscape of my life with the rhythms of your writing ringing in my ears.
I shall never forget our shining progress towards one another.
Never have I felt such a concentration of my entire being.
I cannot let you burn me up.
Nor can I resist you.
No mere human can stand in a fire and not be consumed.
And I took your hand.
Mine rested in yours
with trust and belief.
... 21 years ago, they began a relationship that was to last longer than 20 years.
January 2nd 2004 - Leslie's Pillow in sweet remembrance
many thanks to LeslieTong.com for the picture - poem was found on a gay forum right after Leslie's demise in the memory of their love
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