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Adrift (Ousma)

Poetry By: Ousma

A poem for/about my boyfriend. I haven't written a poem in a few months, and I was happily surprised with how this one turned out. I hope you are too! Thank you for reading.

Submitted:Sep 10, 2012    Reads: 37    Comments: 8    Likes: 5   

My dreams shift

Mirages on a desert horizon

My heart adrift

Try to understand

The elusive wolves in the woods

Flickering between trees

Just flashes

Of eyes and teeth

Some nights

I plunge and shatter

Broken chips of bones across the rocks

Lakes of blood, yet;

Impossibly alive


When the rain falls

And rocks me to sleep

I'm stitched back together

A little voodoo doll


I walk among lands

With silver nights

Starry lakes

And mystics with soul-eyes

Landscapes too beautiful to paint

And sometimes; to remember

My heart shifts

Exotic jungle dances

My dreams a drift

Try to understand

The motive for joy

Playing on your sweet lips

Flickering like snapshots of the past

Through the days

And the forecast on your mind

Intrigued by future's allure

My mind wanders at dawn

Through misty forests

Down thin winding paths

(Some go nowhere for hours)

I try to find you

Among millions of leaves

On the floor of the stream

Under pebbles

Or flying in the sky

Among breaks in the canopy

Sometimes I see you

Glowing in sunlit hues

Among the lively forest din

Sometimes I meander, scraped and bruised

Alone, crying, sobs echoing back

From utter silence

At night I walk the desert

Drunk on mirages

In day I travel the forest

Charting new discoveries

All the while

Watching, waiting, trying

For your smile

A kiss on my skin

Your hand printed on my soul

I walk, I wander

Dreams shift

Heart adrift


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