eleven twenty one ten

There is no instinct like that of the heart.
~ Lord Byron

something has happened to me.

i am wandering about this new chapter,
wondering if the pages are real.
you make me virtually weak in the knees
this voice i escape into on weekend mornings
words i surround myself with, walking into your sea
i close my eyes and imagine seeing your face up close. the way you might look at me across that room as i make my way towards you. how your skin will smell when your arms wrap around my waist and i bury my face in your neck. the world and how it will change with our conversation and the way you will make me laugh and think and open my eyes. drifting off to sleep and those quiet mornings before you awake, breathing in our little sanctuary, slipping into the hot water, and hoping it will never end.
how do you miss lips you’ve never kissed, a chest you’ve never laid your head against while falling asleep, hands that have never rubbed the kinks out of your shoulders, a low voice you’ve never heard whispering you goodnight as you drift off next to each other?
i just do.
once you called me a star.
tonight, i am shining.

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  One thought on “eleven twenty one ten

  1. November 22, 2010 at 4:55 am

    “…once you called me a star. tonight, i am shining.” Brilliant!

    Who is the singer in the background? She fits your mood in this poem.

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  2. November 22, 2010 at 6:10 am

    I love this on so many levels. And while I can't exactly answer the question, how do you miss lips you've never kissed, I know the question itself deeper than the grinding gear that propels me through my day.

    xo
    erin

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  3. November 22, 2010 at 4:49 pm

    all this and MORE!!!

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  4. November 23, 2010 at 7:33 pm

    Love this! Makes me feel all warm and happy inside and brings back memories for me that leave a grin plastered on my face!

    Did I mention that I love this?!

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