As soon as I have left, I have returned,
Such is my fate, as though
A sudden wave recedes
From the shore, the nomadic wind
Brushing your shy cheeks by,
Lifting your hair, glorious,
In a captivating moment.
No shadow, nor faint light,
Could ever walk with me
Like you do, always. I will roam the Earth
And will not lose you, for a part of you
Is etched, scratched, on melancholic fibers
This heart has. You are,
But a far-off thing I see
In sleepless nights.
I have limited my words among the crowd.
I have limited my self
To an “I love you”, day by day, intending
To say it right there and then,
On that soft cloud you are sleeping on,
My mouth is not satisfied
From our last kiss, for your laugh
Is for my lips, your lips are,
I have limited my steps into an island.
I could never stray from you,
Though you tend to stray from me,
Little by little, word after word,
Look after look, blink
Pardon me, if I see to it,
That you sit gracefully,
That I see to it that you are simple
As a white rose, that I deeply feel
That your heart, dear, is across from mine,
That I see to it that my feet
Are across from yours, even that,
Even just that.
If I have limited my self
Into a question
For you to answer.*
© 2017 J.S.P.