Ardent

Her beauty shines with the light of a billion stars
a beacon haunting my dreams like a nova vision
her voice a remembrance of held-close moments
replete with soft kisses and passionate cries
now only held in memories embrace
Cerulean gaze of beckoned desire and tender touch
heartbeat drum still calls her name
a dream of silken skin and panted breath
unbidden still in mind and yearning soul and salt-run cheek
this was not for me some ordinary love
but the burning belief in the fate she described
in dulcet tone through perfect lips
Broken hearts break bodies and minds
yet still I would walk through the fires to once more
be one at peace with her entwined limbs
and the lulling sound of shared breath
Absence makes the longing stronger
with the silent sobs of unassuaged ache
passing days bring no relief in this winter palace
Her beauty shines with the light of a billion stars

Cement

There is something in my eye today
some thought or memory stuck in erroneous conclusions
and wishful dreaming
it’s stuck there and causing a rivulet
slow soft streaming from cornered glance

There is something in my voice today
some broken word stuck in fragmented phrase
and yearning illusion
it’s stuck there and causing a torrent
muffled mourning from some place I cannot find

There is something in my heart today
some hazy disclosure stuck in endless repetition
and languished sublimation
it’s stuck there and causing an earthquake
shaking sensation of shattered core

There is something in my eye today
There is something in my voice today
There is something in my heart today
There is something stuck