Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Do try this at home. Please do.

Imagine you could put your hand 
into your skull through your forehead.
And reach right into your brain;
Gently, hypothetically, it surely won’t pain.


Right at the top of your mind; 
don’t wallow too deep.
Just skim the shallow. 
And fish out a name.


Now, try to bring it forth
and place it before your eyes.
Put a face to that name; 
Perhaps, an outline of their mien.


The farther they are
The clearer the picture.
However, it’s not an easy task
When it’s a name of someone rightly near.


More so, when it’s the one you more than adore. 
And not just love. Love is an arid, slothful word.
That’s used by the not-so-well-versed 
For the lack of a better word;


Ah! Don’t digress. 
Ostensibly, love does that often.
Now, could you place a face to that name?
Or could you see further or yonder?

Now, keep that imagination on;
Let’s take a few steps further down.
Tilt back wherever you can 
Close your eyes and seek the owner of that name.


Seconds, is all it takes, 
thanks to the speed of thought.
It’s like you had that word at the tip 
of your tongue but you couldn’t recall. 


Perhaps, now you’ll sense their presence.
That communion. The warmth of their hands.
The cold rub of their nose. The air caught between
The finger tips, and your skin, as they run.     


As an endless season, bittersweet after taste, 
agreeable arguments, melancholic glee, 
and muted conversations 
is what surfaces instead of their face.

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