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I Remember You

I remember not your face
except to look in the mirror
"you look just like her."
But in my mind's eye,
no image conjures

I remember not your voice
except to hear my sisters
"you sound just like her."
But in my heart's ear,
no sound comes

I remember not your hands
except to look at my own
"you write just like her."
But in my soul's touch,
no feeling emerges

I remember you
even as I hardly knew you
Your essence fills my space
touches my face
sings in the shadow place

Poet's note:
Birthday tribute to my late mother
she died when I was only four
Being a motherless child has defined
every moment of my existence for decades
Her born day is May 16

First Love Only Love?

If the loves that last are the first loves
then does that mean there is no more love?
What if the first love is your's and not his
and his heart belongs to another
but you don't know that because you are only seventeen?

If the loves that last are the first loves
and there is no more real love
then is it ok that you simply walk away
from the one who says he loves
but does a few too many tokes of that 70s drug?

If the loves that last are the first loves
so that the real loves are a mystery
and you stop looking and just be
with the one that you love and loves you
but doesn't bring the fire like the others do?

If the loves that last are the first loves
and there is no more love
that the rest of us are not finding
do we just walk away and stop trying?