804 Untitled [22 June 2007]

awakening from that dream
where inside I find you
breaks the skin just a little more
opening the scars I use to measure
the pain of the loneliness I hide

your words I keep hearing,
echoing on inside the cavern
of my trembling heart
of desire and of companionship
of that one thing I have always wanted

even as I know that its gentle tendrils
shall never reach me in the daylight
I gaze at the memory
hoping that dream will find me
where the darkness lives

flowing on with such grace
I watch the dream reach others
enfolding itself so lovingly
around the shoulders of those
who have forgotten its true name

perhaps it is my punishment
to forever see what I desire
dance upon those who aren’t worthy
of the brilliance and beauty
that is of the world of two

as is my self-infliction
of wounds that tell the tale
of someone who is also unworthy
a punishment that I accept
a brand to seal me

© Johanna Fugitt 2017

About taikodragonjkf

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