One River For Two

“A part of me never apart from you”

Tomebamba

River-11

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.

River-10

River-2

 

Tomebamba-10

 

Tomebamba-2

River-3

River-3

River-5

River-9

 

River-2

 

Stealing Time

ChapelNights

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.

Forgotten. Not.

Woman
Woman At Temple Street

 

Old
Lined
Limned with time.

You are old
The crazed mirror
Winked at you.

Sins are what you see
Leaning against glass
Outside buildings
Forbidden you.

People gone
Family none
Love unknown.

Pain, your trustworthy friend.

Who are you?
What were you?
Before time began.

Ravaged look
Famished frame
Now who are we to blame?

The years were unkind
Marching unmindful
Heedless
Merciless.

Bleeding bodies
Too dead to care.

Never you mind
It won’t be long
Before answers come
To questions asked
Directed at a god
You neither see nor feel.

Forgotten

You are not.

Beloved Begone

The Kiss
The Kiss

This is a poem to a once beloved

A soul angel

Unlike any other

Whom I failed to love

Sufficiently enough.

Wide, doe-like eyes

A brimming pool of tears

At my voiceless violence.

Frail, fragile, waif’s body

Trembling in bewilderment

Quivering in despair

Loneliness unbound

By blindness beyond repair.

Mercilessly adding my pain to yours

Unmindful of how you’ll ever walk again

Because when it got too bad for me

All you could do was cry.

And because I never realized

How unworthy you thought you were

For all the love and radiance you are.

And yet, how could you know?

When eyes don’t always show

What ears can only feel.

And more so because

Even love

Can become un-love

If hidden

If unspoken.

And so I whisper to your gentle eyes

For all your yesterdays,

For all the here and now

And for all our tomorrows

For you tender beloved

Angel

Beyond time.