we did not meet;
meant souls in a spring of green;
not to the pearled cry of purple fauna
or at the witness of frail white orchids-

there were no strawberry skies-
where amber sun knelt to graze
the skimmed tip of distant peaks
there were no hummingbirds to dance atop our heads,
to whisper sweet nectar on delicate wind

where were the orchestral melodies?
garnet strings to herald the birth of touch at kiss of skin?

instead there was a stone gravel road,
a rain-heavy sky
and a trail of voices in the thick of our stares

but there was poetry when
you turned to me, unwavering, dimpled-cheeks
frumpled pink lips
half-crescent smile and quipped;

“i don’t think its legal for you to stare at me that long!”
i laughed, half mumbled a lie and
watched us walk on,

never really blending with the crowd
at a distance from each other…

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  • Magnets-Mirrors
    Magnets-Mirrorsalmost 5 years ago

    love this write…

  • Trenchtownrock
    Trenchtownrockalmost 5 years ago

    This is so such a sweet righteous piece of loving good my is joy to come to your work and read such magic..keep on bringing the elegance.

  • lilAj
    lilAjalmost 5 years ago

    thanks much magnets. Trenchtownrock its great that you think that! :)

  • sandra22
    sandra22almost 5 years ago

    I enjoyed the ’ intrigue’ of this piece….wonderful
    sandra :)

  • don’t know how I missed this comment from you Sandra! :) thank you!

    – lilAj

  • Jet ...
    Jet ...almost 5 years ago

    again.. love it!

  • means a lot that you do! thanks for reading!

    – lilAj

  • Christie  Moses
    Christie Mosesalmost 5 years ago

    Oh this is so bittersweet and again, haunting. Your descriptions draw me in completely and I feel as if i was right there watching it unfold.

  • aww thanks Christie! can’t help but look forward to your comments :)

    – lilAj

  • bill bell
    bill bellalmost 5 years ago

    “A trail of voices in the thick of our stares” That was great man :)

  • you think so? :) thanks for the read and commenting! :)

    – lilAj

  • JaneCSolomon
    JaneCSolomonalmost 5 years ago

    love this too…so in touch with reality….we dream, we want, we imagine… but the real thing is very different….if we can still smile after all of that that then maybe we have found something in a tansient world where nothing lasts…and some of us move us stronger….alone, or maybe with another realist. xx

  • love your comment! :) you are spot on! thank you for taking the time to read :)

    – lilAj

  • S .
    S .almost 5 years ago

    awesome writing man.. very cool

  • thank you very much!

    – lilAj

  • Lisa  Jewell
    Lisa Jewellalmost 5 years ago

    Yes meant is exactly the word I was left chanting after reading this piece, so full of exquisite textures, colours and elements.

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