Her Secret Smile (Revisited)

Man has borne witness

Its creation

Sunlight to a stormy day

Many fall victim

Fall hard for its innocence

Weakened by its insistence

Mist hovering over meadow grass

It lingers

Well beyond the moment past

Bringing warmth where it’s cool

Giving rise to the

Longing

Yearning

Fatal hope

Of a simpering fool

 

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Dancing around the white elephant

It’s raining.
drops,
bullets on the galvanize
You’re somewhere out there.
It’s cold.
You’re thinking.
I guess like me,
you’re wondering
what is he,
what is she
doing…

The lines are open.
Connection’s free and clear.
You’re wondering
should I…
Maybe he,
maybe she
‘s busy

We wing it.
Conversation
flowing,
endless waves.
Laughter ringing,
hearts reaching
out
across space,
time,
continents…

We dance around it.
feelings,
words,
past,
future
I can’t face it.
I crawl away.
I fear it;
it’s hold on me
too strong,
too heavy,
too consuming.

I feel it…
The slight thrill,
the anticipation…
I can hear your voice
in the words you type.
I can see your face
smiling,
grinning,
getting your fill…
Thinking
what I’m thinking..
Yes,
I’m thinking it too.

You resuscitate it
Snake charmer,
magician,
the new Jesus…
a draft
sneaking in
beneath the doorway, you slip it in,
testing,
tempting…
Get me thinking,
feeling,
wondering…
A bait
to weaken my senses,
to get me back
on side,
light-headed,
needy,
needing, a reminder
of time past
You tease,
hoping
as I’m wishing
it would be that way again.

I step back,
leap back even.
Frozen.
A deer caught in the headlights.
I can’t do it again.
I won’t!
I need my heart back.
I need my head clear.
I need to forget
there was ever
a “we”,
an “us”…

My heart
reaches out,
a hand
stroking the bearded wonder
your face.
Each sensation
a tingle,
setting my mind
adrift

Good night.
We’ll talk again soon
I’m just not ready for this….