beyond the reach of us ~

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wherestillIknow

he thought i was an angel
the evidence of grace –
an evermore he daring
dreamed –
with ink to score
the page

he warned
of time and certain tears –
I pretended not to know
of days beyond the reach of us
a place too far
to go

he pressed to me
and I to him –
in curs’ed rite
of storied bliss
recalled another coming home
with vows of tenderness

. . .

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as easy then ~

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sweeter

comfort settles
at the edge of the floor
just below the joint
where the wall would meet
it’s enough to make you crazy
suffocation (I’ve heard it called)
a fog spreading (honey)
to every splintered board
every missing nail
touching – loving
warming intoxication

sweeter comfort
could not be – than this
erasing every past
every damaged heart
every far away
you dreamed of
trading places with worlds
you might have died for
(did you not)

til all you know (is this)
nothing more could be recalled
not even the moment
it happened
(a mist beyond the glass)
ready to run
you turned into the light
as easy then
(o it isn’t anymore)
now you wait
unable to move beyond
hurts you gave into
(inviting)
fog still burns you breathing
ache that knows your name

clings to every piece
of you remembered

. . .

what has always been ~

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when I see you again

when day returns to shadow
and dust –
resigns to dust
when words are sworn to silence
as treasure into rust
when the last goodbye
is spoken
in a language few will know
when vows are broken
as truth unfurling
at this quiet letting go
the soul decides
of stories cleft –
an ache for what has always been
when the name we wore
in living
becomes a whisper
on the wind

. . .

made easy by the night ~

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come now

lean against the longing
of one more moment here
a place to stay
without the need
for waiting –
the need for some forgiveness
(dare we ask again)
the want for home
(another me)
come in

lean against this promise –
made easy by the night
a candle glowing
ash upon the lawn
whene’er it comes
where’re it lays
(on sheets) the scent
of summer sun

the dawn will bring
assurance
of ten thousand yesterdays
we talked of this
returning
lest you find me
(just this way)

leaned against the kitchen sink
staring down the road
(forgotten every reason
not to stay)

. . .

another waiting ~

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cometome

stilled was I
a moment longer
than e’er my tender soul could spare
than e’er my heart
undone by breaking –
could find anew the will to bear

eternities
began and stranded
within the want for one more day
within the swell
of breath surrendered –
as promise come from faraway

a name returned –
from silent keeping
defies the watch of space and time
where once a kiss –
another waiting
as evidence of faith divine

. . .

forgotten now to seek ~

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blessedbe

last night
I rediscovered
another way to you –
beyond the gate
between the evergreens

on paths
where truth was hiding
pressed as falling leaves –
maple stars
a canopy of dreams

fortune tends
to places
I’d forgotten now to seek
destiny where darkness sleeps
beside a memory

how am I to reconcile
verses lost to living –
broken boards with candlelight
it’s raining
all the time

heaven left a letter
on the table by the bed
loving arms
warm to us
again

. . .

will we remember ~

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softlynow

might another war
come anyway
despite our fervent prayers
might shadows claim
the corners
where the best of yesterday
is folded into linen
and pressed against a page
guarded as a name
we dare not say
where darkness waits
to fell us
with denial of the dawn –
where sunlight sits
on golden fields
and flows through open doors
will we remember
how we suffered –
when fate returns us home
forgotten
to our memories –
from beginning
every one

. . .

in another place
I held you –
beneath a golden sky
– traced your lips
where once a kiss
was mine
waiting as you waited –
as promise
turned to flight
words became a victory
would see us thru
to light

. . .

but this ~

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suddenbloom

might you break
against my willingness
to take of all you need –
while I shudder
beneath your thunder
at my shores

when awakened
by a kiss
shed no tears
for lifetimes missed –
for mornings
just as fair –
moments left behind
somewhere

while the storm
lays waste
our memories –
of everything
but this

. . .

sometimes while still I sleep ~

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dreamy

now and then
a song I hear
above the sound of falling
a lesson much the same
as stars deny
eternity and almost
were you there
to promise someday
we’d find our ways
across this great
divide

how often here
I wonder why
and question more than listen –
to answers come
sometimes while still
I sleep
beneath a road
of diamonds –
a path to evermore
glistens bright
with souls
I swore
to keep

. . .