Tuesday, February 12, 2013

I Wait

For simple words to signal your status
Like the blip of a heart rate monitor
Above your silence

Beneath the weight of your absence
Like the mother of a lost child
In the desolation of your abandonment

In prayer for your restoration
Like Samuel’s Mother at the altar
My arms as empty as her womb once was

For finality, a telegram, a text message
Like the soldier receiving a Dear John letter
There is peace in closure, release in goodbye

For the sound of your voice to rouse me
Like you did that last slumbering night in your arms
You had to leave me once already

For the lines to be drawn
Like guarded boundaries
That will take me from you

Release me from my prison of waiting
Open the door of this caged soul
Mourning dove calling for her mate

Break the bonds of my torment
Whisper words of release
And leave me to my grief

Rolling green melancholy
Forlorn is my forgotten state
Anemic understanding

Return me to my desired state
Bathed in the fragrance of your presence
In the absence of fear

In the reaping season
We all labor in silence

For the banquet
Laid out like your nakedness
Communion of two souls made one

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