Gaps

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Romance  |  House: Booksie Classic

Submitted: July 16, 2018

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We spend time apart.

Days,

weeks,

months.

I think that I've moved past It. 

That this hunger to be closer,

to know you better, 

to immerse myself in your entire being

and let you consume me in your vastness

has finally subsided.

But

then we meet again,

and It comes rushing back.

Cradling me with the comfort 

of an incoming tidal wave.

And I'm staring at you, 

and you're only human, but

You

Are

an endless expanse of stars,

planets,

moons.

A galaxy in my eyes,

swirling, and moving, and dancing, and burning

light years away beside me.

And I?

I am a moonlit clearing,

staring up at you, knowing

we can never converge.

 

I read books, and poems, and prose

of lovers who desire

to fill every gap created 

between themselves and their one love.

And yes, god, yes,

I want this, and us, and you.

Yet my longing, deep and earnest, 

is still innocent,

still kind.

Not a predatory urge

to be within you because I can't

imagine being without. 

I only long to be

more than a distant clearing

beneath your starlit sky.

To be lying beside you 

in the silver-lipped moonlight,

so close that I can tap

your heartbeat rhythm on your stomach,

and hear your laugh again,

be the one to make you smile.

I want to fill these gaps,

but only so I can know you. 

Only so I can find

my star in your constellation.


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