Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Moment

I hunger for her,
missing the water from the dry well,
sandblasted soul that is me,
created by she,
when she
left me.

The thirst is intense,
the pangs raging.
Only gone for a moment,
but each amplifies the intensity
of the need.

Where are you and why are you so far away from me,
neglecting me,
abandoning me,
devastating me,
leaving feening in me...
my lovely?

Her beauty, seldom seen,
skips my beating heart when my mind
relentlessly
rotates to her.

Thinking of us together,
staring in eyes,
planning lives,
going on drives,
floating in skies…
wishing,
hoping,
dreaming,
loving.

I know I’ll see you soon,
when we are reunited
for a moment in time
as you pass me by
again,

on the corner of Ohio…

and Michigan




1 Cor 13:7

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9 comments:

Kai C. said...

awwwww

BloggersDelight said...

Lovely!

Mizrepresent said...

I love it! Like music to my ears!

B_More BAP Life said...

Beautiful!

Sojourner G said...

@Kai C.-You are the sweetest!

@BD-Thanks!

@Pahtnah-Oh the things fantasies can weave huh?

@Bap-Aw shucks hun...jus' a li'l sumpn sumpn.

Sharon said...

I've read this many times and find it to be quite lovely my sweet, but you've stumped me. Understanding that love believes all....endures all things, what I'm not sure of here is if this "separation" is short-term but feels unendurable or is it a forever separation with a narrator who believing the truth of 1 Cor 13:7 to be true continues to maintain faith in the love he had....THIS,

"Where are you and why are you so far away from me,
neglecting me,
abandoning me,
devastating me,
leaving feening in me...
my lovely?"


feels sarcastically exaggerated to me for some reason I can't quite put my finger on;seemingly implying a short-term separation (i.e. she went to the bathroom).

While THIS,

"I hunger for her,
missing the water from the dry well,
sandblasted soul that is me,
created by she,
when she
left me."


on the other hand seems to imply the affair has ended for good.

Hmmmmmmmm, and I'm betting you'll never tell ;-)

This time, even the scripture doesn't absolutely tell the story...devlish to be sure, but I kinda love being left to ponder.

Genius as always :-)

Sharon said...

Then again, those last three stanzas make me think the narrator doesn't even know this chick; leaving me with the thought that he is only wishful thinking that this love COULD exist.

Now you're really playing with my head so I'm not reading this again...for at least an hour or so ;-b

Sojourner G said...

@Sharon-You just saved me several paragraphs of explaining (which I don't mind in the least). In short, the piece is about a guy who sees a woman in her car stopped in traffic (on the corner of Michigan and Ohio...in Chicago) while he waits to cross the street. In that time, he imagines an entire relationship and then must deal with her leaving him (driving away, oblivious). But he looks forward to the next time the fates will bring them together at that intersection...if only for a "Moment."

The scripture focuses on "love hopes all things."

See? All you need is a little time. That's exactly what poetry is designed to do...make you think and come up with your own interpretation.

MysTery said...

Nice!!