In a field of gold
sun light trickles from dappled fur
padding among reeds
radar ears alert to every sound
tiny feet tripping on wire
leap with God’s grace
and turn up empty-pawed
dust off disappointment
there’s always next time.
I see you walking through the
lunar forest with eyes of the sun
The ground glistens beneath your steps
The river trickles and plays a cleansing symphony
I move closer while you dance through caverns of
encroaching shadow and steel renders heart
Caution oversteps its boundary
In my boldness I step inside the den of inequity
You are not to be found and
I reflect upon my gallantry.
I hear you calling on frost capped peaks with
voice of a summer breeze. The heavens part with every breath
you take. Snow settles an ivory blanket on a body
adorned in holly leaves
Night casts its ebony cloak and the star shine iris
appears to blink. I climb as fast as I can to reach the crystal hall
you reside in. My burning spirit has melted away the snow and the walls are broken
down.Your song has ceased and
I am pushed to my limit.
I feel you searching in darkness with light
illuminating the winding trail.
Grass grows in the Meadow of Memory,
the wind has yet to prevail and whispers a beckoning tale, a cadence
that can’t be ignored
I stagger on as you run into everglades made from eternity
Courage is machete sharp and primed for an horizon,
Hacking away and searching blindly you have vanished and
I am left with my passion.
I see you sitting across the room with pen
in hand and head held high.
and giggle at each smile you make with new intentions.
I put down my pen and let
all anxiety go as I catch your eye
We both smile and shine. I see you.
I remember the first time I saw your heart-shaped face
you were perched on a bar stool
I’d mistaken for the stump of an old tree
eyeing me like a Pisces
eyes bright black
not like stars or the universe
infinite in the way someone
knows themselves completely
who has survived great misfortune
who doesn’t need to hide anymore
You flew into my life when you were needed
on wings held aloft by an inner peace
I haven’t encountered anywhere
not even within myself
Every feather touch is an anchor
keeping us rooted to a moment
where past sins fade away
into the light of a future
full of possibilities
There’s a road stretching out into uncertainty
I don’t know where it leads
as long as I see your heart-shaped face
that’s all I’ll ever need