poem for a lover far away
*** part 3
remember all that was,
all we said and did.
(can you remember all of that?
did you record those moments
in your mind
and imprint them into your body?
did you peek
and peek again
and trace the contours of what you felt in me
“answer me now.”
(it is demanding, I know.)
“now is not the time,” he responded.
“dear, speak to me from your heart.”
(it is silent for a very long time.
I breathe into the moments and feel my fingers twitch.
the roar of nothing fills my longing, addictive mind.
I think it is my heart.
I think myself through the body often.)
“how will love survive
“peace. peace, sweet one.”
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Assistant Ed. Bronwyn Petry/Ed: Bryonie Wise