Along the thick grass and wild flowers,
Along the trail of our desire,
We lured each other at a steady but distant pace.
You told me to watch out for a dip in the earth,
And I let you protect my balance,
As if I didn’t know how.
We ventured along the sea of open meadows,
As we see the outlines of our bodies,
Much like silhouettes from the night before,
Pressing down the tall grass temporarily.
I was dizzy but focused on the stars.
The moon was perched next to us lighting up our little lives.
I told you I could touch it but it would hide.
You told me that you had me and I didn’t believe you.
But today our view was of a town quiet,
Landscapes of a past, present, and future,
We entered an old house and found treasures of a lost soul,
Abandoned and desolate, scattered and torn,
Not much different from the lives we knew.
You asked me if you had my heart and I said I didn’t know,
I locked up the key and threw it out a long time ago.
I said if you found a key then you could have my heart,
You took my words as truth (as it was so easy to do)
And among the sea of abandonment,
You found a key I had not seen.
A place I thought I gazed with my wandering eyes.
Complacent we stood, a little surprised,
I never imagined the look in our eyes.
And we were certain it meant something real,
A concrete object in the palm of my hand.
Something I could grasp,
To justify the what if’s and goodbye’s.
We walked out over the boards with protruding nails,
Into the meadow we retraced our steps.
Halfway back, we had no reason to doubt,
and gave into a kiss that would validate our capture.
Copyright Kerrious 2014 with all rights reserved.
(written in 2010)