existence

 

 

I am thankful

you exist

 

beautiful you

though you are not here with me

 

a lovely thought

that comes with an accompanying ache

 

_______

november 2017

 

 

 

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giving gifts

 

 

close your eyes

let darkness fall upon blue seas

 

hold out empty hands

receive gifts I would give you

 

if I could give you

all that you love

 

my brown eyes turn blue

reflection of you

 

and you, fleeting soul

do not know my hands are full

 

of love and affection ready to pour

drench your heart and hands

 

open your eyes

will imaginings meld and merge

 

with the sun and wind

falling on one’s face

 

will impossibilities

always be

 

______

november 2017

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Tell Me

 

 

Tell me

what makes you sad

what brings you pain

in this walk

on this journey

on these steps strewn with sadness and joy

 

____________

november 2017

 

 

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saudade

 

saudade

the presence of absence

 

the absence of one

I wish could be with me

talking

until the candles burn down

 

instead, I stare silently

at flickering flames

all night long

 

watch them die

or snuff them out

 

the word comes back to me

spelled in the smoke

 

saudade

 

I wish

for the presence of you

beautiful you

 

_________

november 2017

 

 

 

 

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absence

absence

 

 

the presence of absence

a hollow carved by wind
with your absence and
long-desired presence

tears cried are not forgotten
in this mystifying dark night
of the soul

they are remembered
even in the chaos of
confusion and waiting

strange
the places we find ourselves
in the dark night while wandering

strange
the people we come across
and the people we run away from

I run from dark nights of the soul
seek hope in the midst of chaos
in this presence of absence

I find your radiant eyes
a spark of light
in swirling darkness

your presence
a desired hope
in the abyss of spinning atomic wonder

a chilly place, this presence of absence
absence of love and light
absence of water and sun

and you

as if all dreams are withdrawn
and taken away
into a forsaken land

strange
an alien place
this world is

we are aliens
and it is alien to us
an alien place without you near

and longing
to fill this presence of absence
with you

 

______________

may 2017

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Wrong table 

I’m sitting 

At the wrong table 

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Conversation

 

There are some beautiful souls

I wish to know

 

There is a beautiful soul

I wish to know

 

I imagine how sweet

Conversation would be

 

If we could talk

Like old friends

 

About anything

And everything

 

Or just sit with that soul

And say nothing at all

 

But there is much more

Separating this dream

 

And then there are others—

I put my hands over my ears

 

Drown out the noise

And wish to escape

 

______________

november 2017

 

 

 

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