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.'


Wormwood's Doxy said...

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


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!