The Shade

The opportunity finds itself

Wilting, fading to gray

Never here to stay

I failed to seize the day

And watched it slip away

Just out of reach

Where the rays of sun gleam

And I close my  eyes to sleep

In a shade of dreams

The cutrains close and open scenes

Passing in an instance

Or just to me it seems

Watching this play, pass by pass away

Under the shade of sleep where forever I will lay

And into never ending dreams where forever I will stay

Fear Our Story

Trying to find the perfect words

Finding the title currently unnamed

To a story that continues to go unwritten

Even the fiction of it becomes so unreal

That it’s reality rings harsher than even the truth

There are no perfect words to bring it back now

What we choose to forget are closed pages we chose not to read

 

Unnamed beauty from the side

They face our backs to us so we only we see their spines

There their names are, so we face them to the back of the shelves

And admire empty pages

The Night Sky

I cannot say that I am not jealous

You spoke softly in my ear

The same words that you whispered

Onto the palette you held

Beautiful and succinct

Creating color

Clear but divided

In multiplicity

But qualities of your features

Unknown to many slipped through in your words

You colored the sky in strokes of purple and pink, skewering it with wavy fuchsia

Dashing green aura and fire yellow, only to end in blue

Sitting on the edge of a crescent moon where no one could sit beside you

Humming peacefully, yet playfully as you dabbed darker shades

I continued to watch you through the frame of this picture

However did you get inside?

You painted the universe behind a night sky

And looked to me and smiled

Cocked head and devious grin

All the stars still left in your eyes

Shining so brightly, magnificently blinding

I could not look away

You took your brush one last time with a final dab of blue

You gently brushed the tip of my nose to let me know it was the smell of ink

You no longer held a brush but just a pen

Holding a finger to your lips

You wrote three words that read,

“Don’t be jealous”

But they said, “I love you

And in that moment I knew

That no eyes would ever see the universe of you

Covered behind the night sky of navy blue

Only I, would get to love you too

The night sky for all to see but an entire universe just for

me.

Clarity

The sky that day was grey and somber

With a happiness that turned to sadness

She went away like lightning

And the thunder of my choked up cries, they followed

And though the rain was heavy

The lightning still ignited fire in it’s tempest

She no longer the temptress

And like that it spread, a forest fire

My dreams reignited

Long forgotten in the days

Where the sky was blue

But now that blue lies with you

And in the light of day I hid away, for us

The sky with it’s clouds became a canvas

And on the grey and sullen, dirty peppered

Aged and cracked, face of mine

I opened my eyes to see the world

So that I could retake me

Not the sun or sky of a daydream happiness

But the courage to weather the storm and smile in the rain

Looking up with raindrops rolling down my chin and cheeks

Even in the miles of grey, it’s never been so clear

Always

I was looking out the window into pitch black night

No stars in the sky to indicate the looming interest of the sun

I could wait in endless night

Thinking of you

I Dream the day away

I sleep in broad daylight

To feel the warmth against my skin, no different from feeling you brushing up against me

So gently, almost as if

I reach out to hold your hand, just once more

If I could

Only if I could

I’m here in the middle of the street

Every other lamp post unlit

Walking in and out of the light

Reappearing where I don’t want to be

I start to run

Hoping to find the darkness

If that’s where you are

I’ll follow you

Dearest of mine

Disappearing I’m

Losing the part of me

Trying to find

You

Where are you?

I can’t find forever but I found never

I never thought it would be this way

It’s strange isn’t it?

I’m disappearing too

But somehow

Wherever nothing and never cease to exist

We won’t be

At least, not knowingly together

And it makes me wonder

How could it be that

Somehow, I will still always love you