Half

Oct. 11th, 2010 11:35 am
[personal profile] wot_i_wrote
Between my dreams and waking in our bed,
in this half-world, your voice still in my ears,
your hand in mine, your beauty fills my head
and heart. The way your smile unwinds the years,
unwraps the youth within the man: still fresh,
still full of vigour, impulse, passion, love;
the way our souls and bodies bond and mesh
into a greater whole, so far above,
beyond our separate identities:
a gift to each and through each to the world;
my fortune: kindness, wit, and patience, these
virtues embodied, formed, my treasure curled
next to me. As the damp autumnal light
soaks in I turn to you to share my dream
and you're not there.
Time slams, memories bite:
how could you be?
I've washed up far downstream
without you.
Broken, flotsam, carried far
beyond my purpose.
People have been good,
have found me things to do, and some days are
productive.
Our close friends have understood
but cannot mend this break, this jigsawed life,
alternate pieces gone.
So I repeat
at times this dream of you, my wife:
regain that half-world where we are complete.
Would I be whole if I somehow eschewed
these tender dreams of you, this loss renewed?

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