Category Archives: the taming of the shrewd

but

I can make you

See the fireworks

When I burst with joy

Of being with you.

I can make you

Hear the melodies

When I utter whispers

Of affection for you.

I can make you

Whiff the fragrance

When my soul blooms

Of passion for you.

I can make you

Relish the sugar

When my lips moisten

Of hunger for you.

I can make you

Feel the blaze

When my body ignites

Of desire for you.

I can make you

Know the truth

That my heart is filled

Of loving you.

Oh yes, I can.

But no, I won’t.


limits

That.

We knew

What we

Began.

Those.

We got

What we

Wanted.

These.

We get

What we

Can.

This.

We know

What we

Have.

Thus.

We are

Where we

Stand.


not there

I mustn’t stay longer,

hold you tighter,

kiss you sweeter.


I mustn’t go further,

know you better,

love you deeper.


I mustn’t pull you closer,

take you higher,

make you happier.


I mustn’t go there.


I mustn’t give more

Than I can take.


I mustn’t take more

Than I can bear.


I mustn’t go where

I can never get back from.


soon will be long enough

It’s been long enough,

Yet not too long

To wait.

For now.

So

I try

To hold on

To the last time.

In my mind,

I relive

Every move,

Every moment.

But it’s not enough.

It’s just not enough.

So

You try

To hope

For a next time.

In your heart,

Your dream

Every wish,

Every smile.

But it’s not enough.

It’s just not enough.

It won’t be long.

Soon enough,

Soon.

When.

Then.

Then,

When,

It’s over.

Too soon.

Yet long enough.

So

Again,

Yet not too soon,

We wait.


just us, just as

right here, right now.

just right. this is ours.

this is where the world ends.

we need not hide nor worry.

this is where time stops.

we need not wait nor hurry.

we close our eyes, we breathe, we rest.

no sadness, no pain, no fear.

just joy, just bliss, just peace.

you see only me, and i see only you.

we have each other to ourselves.

we choose to love. we choose to be.

just you and me.

just us, just as.

just is.


ride

Straight ahead
Through the tunnel
Shift gears
Go fast
Yes, faster
Feel the thrill
Steady
Hold it
Easy now
Slow down
Turn left
Hold on
Let me drive
No hurry
Sit back
I’ll take you
There.


what if I told you…

I have something
that belongs to you.
And no,
I’m not going to tell you what.
Don’t you worry though,
I reckon it’s something
you don’t seem to miss anyway.
Besides,
the only time you need it
is when you’re with me.
When I tell you things,
when I do things to you,
you ask for more.
But then you never realize
that what you’re asking for
–what I’m giving you–
was actually yours.


shoelaces


But he has to go.
So I tell him
Stay safe,
For duty
Calls.

He puts his shoes on.
Ties his shoelaces.
He looks down.
He gets up.
He sighs.

It’s going to be
another
very
long
day.

Eyebrows, strained.
Shoulders, stiff.
Mind, drained.
Heart, weary.
Feet, sore.

He arrives after
another
very
long
day.

He unties shoelaces,
Takes off his shoes.
He lies down.
He looks up.
He sighs.

When he wakes,
I will tell him
Stay calm
For I am
Here.


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ciphered light
noted red
appraised hand
secluded butterfly
surveyed stairs
strained eyebrows
sloping road
warmed cup
stuffed paper bag
trusted contact


distance

In between
How are you’s
And I’m good’s,
There’s something
More.

Morning arrives
With the thought
Of holding
Each other
Again.

The day goes on.
Each little thing
Seen or heard,
Reminding each
Of the other.

No telling,
Yet knowing.
Much longing,
Both feeling
The same.