I am wholly unprepared
 
To feel this way again
 
To be consumed by searing intensity
 
Exhausted by the efforts of my heart
 
And haunted by the laughter in my mind
 
Taunted by the face of a Muse
 
In this never ending, time-suspending
 
Cadence of want and desire
 
For there in the sky
 
Filled with indigo and precious silver
 
I lost myself when it bid me to sway
 
And turn my mind to that intangible phrase
 
Where the hell am I?
 
 
 
And who are we to suddenly see
 
The caverns that we occupy
 
The darkened air heavy with nothing
 
Waiting for the spark of life
 
To breathe into its gaping hollow
 
To blossom into the light we follow
 
Palms heavy with time on my hands
 
To coat the floor with devouring sands
 
Longing to know the intricacies
 
And notes which compose your melodies
 
For the echoing reverberations reach out
 
And make a home inside my head
 
Waiting to move the chest of stone
 
Laden with bated breath
 
And heavy eyes with sleepless slumber
 
Assemble me by name and number
 
All of me is all for you
 
 
 
Words keep dripping from my fingers
 
Like computerized water of ones and zeros
 
To make some logistical estimation
 
Of what you are to me
 
And now I might finally know
 
As gravity abandons me
 
To the tides of the cosmos
 
The reason you are here
 
The words that you have spoken
 
To gift to me a chance or token
 
To topple a tyrannical temple
 
And bid that life be simple
 
 
 
I come to understand futility
 
To be wont with mad escape
 
From the everywhere of life complete
 
To pin it down is to set it free
 
Never to reflect my gaze
 
And once before by such a flame
 
I thought I were but ash
 
Dancing with myself in sunlit air
 
With wind and fury from her stare
 
The licking flame became the iris
 
That beheld the world as if ablaze
 
 
 
Yet I did not settle upon the earth
 
A grey and cooling mass
 
I felt the pulse of life flow freely
 
Upon red channels within my veins
 
Piecing together limb by limb
 
At last there is my heart
 
Feel it there, my God, it beats!
 
And drives a steady rhythm
 
Leading me to the point of origin
 
The spark of a roaring fire
 
To begin anew the wake of desire
 
To be the words that could inspire
 
A gentle smile upon her face
 
The swell of uninhibited love
 
No ocean could bear to contain
 
 
 
I am wholly unprepared
 
To feel this way again
 
To be desired with searing intensity
 
Guided by the rhythm of my heart
 
Laughing with the laughter of my mind
 
I welcome the face of a beautiful Muse
 
In this never ending, time-suspending
 
Cadence of want and desire
 
For there in the sky
 
Filled with indigo and precious silver
 
I lost myself when it bid me to sway
 
And then replied in wondrous harmony
 
“You, are where I am”

(2012)

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