317 Fortress [22 June 2000]

I stand here,
a solitary figure alone in this world,
if only for a moment as time goes.
the sky above me dark as indigo,
the mountains behind me like purple fortresses.
I soak in the fading light as the sun slowly sinks
into the embrace of the horizon and I think,
what I wouldn’t give to be like the sun,
to sink into your arms. . .
sleep in your embrace. . .
The wind, my only companion, whispers to me
“he will come. . .” it says,
“be patient. . .” it begs.
I cannot help but be longing
for that which eludes me.
The love I have longed for,
the soul I have searched for, dreamed of.
The sky is slowly melting into a prism of color,
reaching across the jagged horizon
fading from dark indigo to a deep red.
Like I would like to melt in your arms
taking eternity together.
Why is it I who must wait for this,
this love I live for?
It seems like a never-ending road,
paved only by my loneliness . . .
This journey for the one,
the one who would love me as I would him.
Oh, to be rid of this painful desire,
to live without emotion,
but how can I?
When there is a chaos of feelings within,
when I would rather die young,
then never feel anything at all.
So I take with me deep within my heart
knowledge that he exists,
that you exist.
Knowing that he waits for me,
that you wait and dream of me as well.
I wait for you,
building a wall or mountains, as you will,
to protect my crystalline soul,
until he comes forth to siege my lonely heart.

About taikodragonjkf

Member of Spokane Taiko. Poet. Newbie weight lifter. Love cats and baseball.
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