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C.P. Cavafy

Return often and take me,
beloved sensation, return and take me —
when the memory of the body awakens,
and an old desire runs again through the blood;
when the lips and the skin remember,
and the hands feel as if they touch again.

Return often and take me at night,
when the lips and the skin remember…

— C.P. Cavafy, “Return,” Desires: A Private Journal

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