One River For Two

“A part of me never apart from you”

Tomebamba

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Remind me again
why
exactly how much
i once
loved you.

Days…they distance.

You…so far away..

This distance
my heart’s dementia.

Me…am i losing you?

No reason
why you should
still
i wish you would
miss me too.

A part of me
never
apart from you.

Memories go
where this one river flows.

River move me
over to the other side
of tomorrow
where even sorrow
has no space
to burrow.

Toss away time.

When I’m with you
time is fickle.

Away from you
time trickles.

River remember~
tomorrow
there’ll be no time
to say:
“tomorrow, we’ll find time to make time”.

We have no time.

River carry me
bring me back
take me
any place
anywhere
in this lifetime
if you are
there
I belong.

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Stealing Time

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Steal from time
jealously
pilfer each second
selfishly
possess every moment
knowingly.

Waste not
a single shred
of smile~
yours.

Spend preciousness
lovingly  gazing
at you.

For distractions
make no room.

None.

No attraction
is better
than being
with you.

I need not
own you
to love you.

You need not
return kisses
to have me.

Someday~
one day~
goodbye
will come calling.

Till then~

but not
until then~

hold my hand
in yours

Never let me go.

License To Live

“For you, with you, beside you~I’ll go with. Ask. Yes”

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Stop wanting
what’s possible~
the ordinary;
herd’s mentality.

Covet the unattainable.

Commit.

Conceive paradise;
life extraordinary.

Life ignores victims~
preys to foolishness;
imbeciles in waiting.

Waiting to live
wanting to love.

Empty.

Hearts ache
for universes un~chartered~
the unknown.

Unlock your  heart.

Long
for what’s
invisible
impossible
improbable
unimaginable
unthinkable.

Ignite worlds upon worlds.

Wander with soul
to places
yet to learn their names.

Where
fragile mind can’t grasp
clouded eye can’t behold
burdened body can’t entangle.

Gather together
fragments of a soul~
scattered;
once upon a time
shuttered.

Birth what has yet to be.

Die to desolation.

In despair beyond despair
lies life
lives love.

Bliss incomprehensible
joy unimaginable
rapture beyond rupture.

Heed
urgencies
claiming you.

Get lost
never to be found.

Allow this odd stranger
to hold you
in thrall.

Enthralled.

Under a spell
beyond salvation.

Live!

For you
with you
beside you
I’ll go with.

Ask.

Yes.

The Trial By Choice

“Love is life, and life is lived~in love.” Say ‘yes’ no certainties, zero guarantees.

Dear God, where am I going?
Dear God, where am I going?

The journey back to me~
a we
I have yet
to fully see
is fraught with feelings
~uninvited
a gentle muttering
~uninterrupted
a heart flutters
~unexpected.

A fork in the road,
a street otherwise straight~
twists, turns, transforms.

“Where am I going?

The crossroad of choice
creates chasms,
begs closure,
demands eyes that see,
ears all attuned.

Fearing heartbreak,
dreading crushing heartache~
will you say ‘yes’
to a love
that may not be?

‘No’ to songs never-ending,
chanting despair,
threatening torment?

“Who’s going with me?”

Choose ‘no’
perhaps peace aplenty~
the sleep of the eternal dead,
the coward forever damned.

Never lay claim to life
for you have never lived.

Love is life
and life is lived~
in love.

Say ‘yes’
no certainties,
zero guarantees.

Merely the glimmer of light,
please don’t fade too fast.

A readiness,
uncertain willingness,
relentlessly agree~
Yes!
to a future
too faraway to see.

To my foolish past~’thank you;
my pulsating present~’it is what it is’;
a still veiled future~
yes indeed,
bring it on!

When Forever Is Today

Memo To Self
Memo To Self

When forever is today…
Do you kill time
watching and waiting?

Sitting and staring
moaning and moping?

Letting tomorrow
take care of itself?

Crossing fingers
that hopes and prayers
will see you through?

When love eludes you
and fortunes too
know it’s not the stars
who are to blame.

Meet me in a place
where there’s no space
for lies and cries
nor lips that lock
in one cruel mock.

Less of the right
and righteousness.
More of the light
undimmed nights.

For gloom and doom
make no room.

Understand
time will not stand still
for you
or your doubts.

A wintry time indeed
perfect
for turning one’s gaze
never ever looking back
on the you
forever left behind.

Meet the new you
reborn
whisper
“i love you”

If I Go

Hand To Hold
Hand To Hold

 

Long have I loved
The thought
Of loving
Someone like you.

Long have I dreamt
Of knowing
A soul
So pure and true.

Long have I waited
To hold a hand
And never let it go.

Long have I needed
To believe
Someone like you
Would come along.

Long have I feared
Losing myself
Whenever I’m with you.

Long

And longer still

This dread
Anguish
Torment

Of waiting for the answer
To the question:

If I go

Will you ask me
To stay?

No Ordinary Breakup

Train Station
Train Station

 

You and me
This break-up
Let it be.

Pain to purge
No mere urge
To look the other way
Nor dance
To another’s sway.

Did you know that it was over
The day you said hello?

The late night conversations
All those mushy songs
To whom do they belong?

Was your heart even there
Ever mine?

Did your heart beat faster
When your hands held mine?

Did you know
We’re not gonna make it
The night
He took you home?

Knowing there’s no forever
In a love grown colder
Why did we hold on
Knowing we don’t belong?

Ain’t no making up
With this breaking up

This love
Was a set-up
Just to prop up
An aching ego
So vain
It’s grown insane.

Say goodbye
Don’t look back
Lie if you must
But hold on fast.

Live reborn
Keep on moving on.

Dead
Torch and bury thyself.

As for you and me
There ain’t no looking back
With this breaking up.