Thursday, June 18, 2009

i look at you

i look at you.
i have made promises
with my mouth and my hands,
and i have left the womb of safety
to love you.

it is not much to sacrifice.
of what good is a safe world,
securing the memories of
my dusty little life?
this love is a risk i choose to live with.










and where will i be when you die?
right here
holding the hand of your carcass
whispering 'safe journey, my love,
see you soon, my dear sweet love.'

4 comments:

Wormwood's Doxy said...

Oh, Duck...for reasons you will appreciate, this one hits so close to home for me. And the lily!!!!

Love,
Doxy

Lee said...

Beautiful and poignant.

Lee said...

What a beautiful and poignant poem.

Jill said...

This is so beautiful! Lee shared it with me. You are able to describe how I feel about my soul mate!