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Sawa


(gentle fury)

It's been a thousand days
these past two weeks
A thousand things
of nothing I wanted
Every road, a soon intersection
Each a grid
of not much accomplished

They weren't you
They were asphalt
with concrete sides
and obstacles
Like time is,
waiting to be with you

This man I am,
this gentle fury
during these onces with you
(Every time is something new)
This man I am, learning,
has hungers I never knew
For the wonders
that are everything you

Between the chasms
of the great whiles,
Those seasons that are not Spring
if not spent in discovery
of what we are when together
-Those blanks
of everyday life
I wander through this body
My deeds are aimless
My vision is unfulfilled

I am surrounded, yet
I speak to the faces
that are not spectacular
-None are you
None capture
my attention

My patience is a cloud
I try, yet sometimes
all I am is stormy
Forgive me, when we
are together again
Your smile is the grace
of forgiveness
Your kiss,
Your kisses are the pages
that I fold over
for my story

I could write epics
of the wonders of your body
The songs of flesh
Of porcelain melted
into movement
Of angels fainting
comparing themselves
to you

Or, I could brush your hair
Those tangles from our greeting
I could rub your shoulders
-weary, from carrying
my dreams for me

I could tell you
how my world struggles
without you
How it's boxed into
frantic oblivion
The restraints
of how much everything
can be so meaningless
If your hands haven't touched it
I do not want it

Instead, come see
I painted the bedroom
the lightest of orange
The color of welcome

And with a thousand yellow flowers,
their centers dotted with red
Each one a day
of gentle petals you gave me
surrounding my heart

The only part of me
never harmed.

~~~
Styxian
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