Imagine my reason for being
Swirling around you like white smoke,
Drawing us together, souls entwined,
Rising, floating above the doubt,
Leaving the whole world behind to judge
Something they know nothing about.
Those slashing voices, like sharp knives,
Trying to cut us so we bleed out,
But we gratefully grow deaf and blind
to all the toxic waste below…
I can see only you, so lovely,
And I choose to bask in your glow.
Light touches like flames to tinder,
A kiss that unlocks the soul.
The chains that bind are breaking,
With love that makes you whole.
Afternoons spent in the woods,
Where two become as one.
A soul discovering its freedom,
And burning hotter than the sun.
Fiery passion ignites you,
Till you’re burning at the core.
He sees you for what you are,
You want him forevermore.
Till the day the flames shot up,
And burned out of his control.
He thought of you till the end,
You felt the death of your soul.
Your freedom died on the street,
All sooty and dirty and wet.
Your heart cried that day,
For the man you’d never forget.
[Poet’s note — this was written for a friend, for someone she knew a long time ago…]