Posts Tagged ‘wish’

if

Posted: January 25, 2020 in poetry, Uncategorized
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I made checkmate and the tyrant died
I bought every property and won the lottery
I sank the battleship and saved the country
I solved the deck and the climate was fixed
if only all problems could be solved so easily


If I could speak to you like the

Heather speaks to my bare feet as

I run to reach you, be near you

Avoiding stones the way you avoid me

 

If I could connect with you like an

Eagle connects with the currents of air

High above the cold mountain

Where your emotions lay breathing

 

If I could leap into your arms like a

Salmon returning home to the

Place it was born to die

As I die every day without you

 

If I could see you just one more time

Before I became extinct in your eyes

Flesh dripping into the earth, bones

Crumbling to dust, feeding the worms

 

The answers to my questions would be

Fulfilled the wise old owl told me

And I would know where I stand

Instead of feeling lost in your web of silk