Visitation / Winter

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A lover's hallucinations

Submitted: January 06, 2014

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Submitted: January 06, 2014




 I saw the ghost of you tonight

Haunting my bed,

You crept into my dreams

Pulled me out,

Craving my attention -


You were a mass of glinting particles

Frozen in time and space,

Appearing every few seconds.

Swirling pockets 

of diamond dust -

You gazed at me,

Through me,

Like a memory you wasn’t sure existed.

My own memories stirred:

I remember those sapphire eyes

Cold, precious metals

Those eyes -

I met you halfway

With my hands, 

Cold from the lack of you -

A tendril of sliver sand crept over,

And rested atop my palm


For a second I believed I had touched you again

For a second I felt warm, your heartbeat kept mine company

For just a moment, I believed you were here, and I was home.

I opened my eyes

Those stones bored back inside my skull

No reflection -

I moved closer,

Held my lips to yours

Forcing my love into your shadow -

You didn’t react

But you felt it -

Because you did what you always do

When I love you

You ran away, into the night


Dust settled on the windowsill

The winter breeze called you home

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