Free Verse # 159 (I die a million deaths)

My lips against your eyelids
and your face becomes an ocean
heaving softly,
its waves, like the light of dawn,
charged with dew and mystic scents,
breaking against my face.

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I die a million deaths,
pass through a million lives,
wait eternities upon eternities
to touch your fingers,
gaze into your eyes,
feel your breath.

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The salty voice of the sea
lives on your lips.
When I kiss you my thirst grows
and I want to kiss you more,
drink you deeper, and deeper
until I am filled by your waters
and am no more.

But you only allow one kiss.

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This word
which my heart shaped
from his fire and blood
I rub into your lips,
then seal it with a kiss.

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Even your silence shatters
my composure
into the laughter
of an open meadow
filled with waves
of clamouring flowers
welcoming the dawn

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Like a moist, red dawn
your lust envelops me,
weeping dewdrops
burning with the scent of musk,
grinding slowly,
rising, falling,
into ecstasy.

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I wear your scent
like the garden wears
the light of dawn.

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I paused to look at you. Little did I know that that gaze would engulf me, forever, a wave sweeping me into the ocean’s depth and floor.

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Free Verse # 158 (weeping silently)

Since birth
a wanderer I’ve been,
searching for my heart.
Finding you, I found it.
O beloved,
ever has it grown
in the palms of your hands.

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In the fading light of dusk
your voice rises,
a violin’s tune
weeping into the sky,
calling on the night
and its infinite stars.

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In the profundity of her eyes
lurks oceans of unfathomable depths,
skies glimmering like abysses of light,
and stars frothing poetry and wine.

In the profundity of her eyes
I am reduced to silence,
thrown open like a dawn
giving birth to light.

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Like a violin
holding you at your neck
I absorb into me
your vulnerability,
the rawness of your emotions,
and quiver into music.

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Kissing,
breathing into each other,
our bodies quiver like flutes
exhaling music,
silently weeping
and scattering our heat
as full drops of dew.

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That night,
your face fell into my dreams
as a full moon from the sky,
and suddenly,
like a coup de foudre,
your love was born inside of me.

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As a sudden dislocation
in some hidden depth,
rupturing all my being
yet, somehow, completing me,
your love skyward hurls me,
deep into the sun.

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In vain we battle
the pull of our skin,
two suns fated
to burst into each other,
merge pulp and fiery core,
perfecting love’s sin.

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Life becomes tasteless ~ deprived of your lips.

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Love contains a paradox—the harmony of a deep seated and perpetual convulsion.

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There’s only one way to fall in love—without knowing why or how or when; a spark scintillating in the womb of innocence.

Free Verse # 157 (her face haunts my heart)

Contracting and expanding
to the rhythm of your breath,
I am an endless sea
stretching beyond the stars.

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Would that I could take
your mouth in mine
as a luscious, red fruit,
split it open to suckle
at the nectar of its sun.

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Mellow and melancholic,
the gray sky over
the horizon of my life
promising lightning
and endless fires.

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Her face haunts my heart
like the sun and moon
reigning over the sky,
like the song of rain, falling,
echoes through the endless night.

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When my heart is heavy
I cast it like a stone
into the ocean of your love…

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By the shore I wait for you,
planting fiery poems in the sky
hoping to guide you home.

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This—to lay my head next to yours on the same pillow, have our hearts beat full and whole, fingers tangled, breaths merged, lives oned.

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Lose yourself in me—not as water entering the sea-cave, but as a wave rising higher and higher to crash into the sky.

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Which infinitely soft light or warm, gentle hand shall seep into my darkness which is nonetheless a radiant light?—

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Anticipation bridles my heart with anguish, as a flower, head heavy with cold dew, tilts, awaiting the dawn.

Free Verse # 156 (I colour you with the night)

Each word, leaving your lips,
now rolls like thunder
through mount and vale,
now whispers like a tender flower
in the mouth of the wind.

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Her breath,
lightning whips
wrapped around my skin.

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I hold you into me
as a dewdrop in the heart of the rose
soaking into your skin
the perfume of my poetry.

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Carrying secret births and stars ~
the winds of the night billowing between our ribs.

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Let this love be the harbinger of our death,
our dissolution in the body of one…

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Her lips carry the scent
of a long faded summer

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Swaying hips
and twisting flowers at their necks,
her voice bursting
like rivers of wild music.

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Etch the cadence of your lips
deep into my skin
so that, as night awakens
in the solitude of my din,
your song in me spills
homecoming winds.

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In the meeting of our eyes
eternity itself
becomes a roaring sea.

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Night, with his starry beak
pecks at my chest, piercing it,
and I, a fountain of love,
burst into song.

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The star of solitude
ever brighter shines
in the seventh sky,
below it, oceans stretch,
now wild and roaring,
now serene like the dawn.

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Even your draught,
touching me with its sceptre,
burns my heart into overflow.

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To love you so much
that, your tears, falling,
roll down along my cheeks,
and your smile, blooming,
shines upon my face.

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Our kisses be the peaks
and the silence in between
the afterglow of ecstasy.

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Stars of the night
pouring into my hands
and blossoming into a flower
that I place in your hair

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Let my touch channel into you
endless rivers of stars.

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With my thumbs
I rub stars into your eyelids,
brush your lashes
with their fiery fragments,
smear your lips with their wine.
I colour you with the night.

I Want to Know You – A lover’s declaration

I want to know you as you exist within,
in the dark and thick depth
between your heart and your skin,
that vast, boundless interiority
inhabited by your self,
the heaving of your breath,
I want to know your un-uttered words,
gather them like pearls cast on the shores of your dawn,
I want to know you as you are
between yourself and yourself,
I want to know your grapes of anger and regret
and press them into the finest wine,
I want to know you in your flaws,
your nakedness, scars, and stretchmarks,
I want to know your insecurities and fears
and kiss them as they turn
like dark halos around your eyes,
I want to know your hopes and dreams
stretching like little flowers
in gardens hidden deep within your skin,
I want to know the infinite shades of your eyes
and how the entire world reflects therein,
I want to know the whole spectrum of your smiles,
the little dances at the corners of your lips,
I want to know how your laughter bursts and flows
not only as streams among the hills
but also how it reverberates between your ribs,
I want to know the secrets
you kept hidden even from yourself,
I want to taste your tears,
those flowing on your cheeks
but also those streaming inward, down to your heart,
I want to know you as I know myself,
in the darkness of my closed eyes,
in the streaming of my blood,
I want to inhabit the linings of your skin,
be the clothes you wear,
the air you breathe,
the water embracing your body to wash and cleanse,
I want to live inside your breath, your every beat of heart,
weaved into your every thought and dream,
I want to be the tunes your soul whispers,
her musical notes, and the silence in between.