af·fec·tion (ə-fĕk′shən) ( P ) Pronunciation Key (-fkshn) n.
A tender feeling toward another; fondness. See Synonyms at love. Feeling or emotion.
Often used in the plural: an unbalanced state of affections. A disposition to feel, do, or say; a propensity. Obsolete. Prejudice; partiality.
and I am wholly wholly given over
to these unfamiliar af·fec·tions
in my awareness of your presence
the absence of a key to you
© Frank Prem, 2002