Drawing Near

Barren now, this place
this space
without you here
and night is drawing near

Shadows playing endlessly
upon this flesh that fruitlessly
longs for your embrace
Can emptiness replace

the time we shared?
Do I now dare
to tell this tale in honesty…?
for truth is in the history

of all we feel
Yet what we feel is real
and so I must
express myself and trust

that in your heart you understand
my need beyond what might be planned
by the intellect of mind
by the flesh you left behind

and love me still
for if you will
the day will come
when night's undone

and light comes flooding through
all we are and wish to do
while our future's drawing near
as the skies begin to clear

The moisture spent
while clouds are rent
as the veil of night
gives way to starlight bright

within your eyes
and me . . .

? Michaelette ?

9/12/99
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