the man who falls in the crack between reality and desire

This is no white river rafting;
our naked feet do not touch;
are not shod
on aged brown bamboo,
though I would have it so;

our fingers have not trickled to rest
in ridges too thin to bear the weight of burnt souls

oh hear the wind pour, hear the wind pour fantasia

the dark of my hand has not yet slid past

the Crescent bow of your back, and
probably never will

Congo drums rattle, wild whispers of a torchlit night:

feel the vibration fantasia,
feel it scamper up your bosom,
lodge at your throat
think of us, call my name…
listen for its return

this is no white river rafting:
though It be fresh on the mind;
I may not feel the tresses of dew damp hair
knit your warm cheek to my shallow water shoulder.

the riverman does not turn to narrate
the passage with a pole to the river bed,
does not sing us native love songs
of slaves and bucrramaster’s daughter;
they probably wouldn’t fit our story.

where are the full-moon silver- strands

to embroider your stare?,
to call me to your lips?
when will your voice settle
and the wind pour no more?
when shall we forsake distance and time

when fantasia… shall I call you my own?

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  • Jet ...
    Jet ...about 4 years ago

    awwww this is.. Just amazing, i cant find the words to express exactly where this piece took me! You are such a beautiful soul. A beautiful writer with a gorgeous heart.. I love this Aj.

  • Jet! it means alot to me to see this! :)) I don’t know how to say thanks! but I am always glad to see your comments! you are so kind to me!

    – lilAj

  • Tony Wilder
    Tony Wilderabout 4 years ago

    Great write AJ, a peak into you heart I think.

  • Thanks Tony, it was somewhat of a peak there :)

    – lilAj

  • sure2010
    sure2010about 4 years ago

    Just Amazing…the right word to feel the flow of thought..Grt.Man..:0))

  • thank you very much!

    – lilAj

  • ronholiday
    ronholidayabout 4 years ago

    You got my interest here, right from the title! Beautiful poetry, Aj

  • Ron, thanks for the reads! I will have to return the favor soon, thanks for the comment too, I am very happy you liked it.

    – lilAj

  • Trenchtownrock
    Trenchtownrockabout 4 years ago

    This is mind blowing good writing Jamaican make me want to close my eyes and drag my pen across the island and write the seeds that have sprouted in my being..excellent work.

  • bro your comment puts such a smile on my face! it means a lot, especially since you would be more familiar with these images than many others! thanks for reading and for commenting! bless.

    – lilAj

  • evitaoz
    evitaozabout 4 years ago

    exquisite write AJ. Words really don’t describe the images and feelings you conjure up!

  • smiles! I am very glad it had a good impact on you my friend

    – lilAj

  • Paul Quixote Alleyne
    Paul Quixote A...about 4 years ago

    A well written piece, longing and emotions

  • thank you much Paul! :)

    – lilAj

  • PaulusF
    PaulusFabout 4 years ago

    your soul shines through Aj; flowing from the heart….something truly special!

  • oh, it makes me happy to read this! thank you very much :)

    – lilAj

  • EdelPankhurst
    EdelPankhurstabout 4 years ago

    fantastic piece! i love it!

  • I am glad you do! thanks for the comment :))

    – lilAj

  • LisaMM
    LisaMMabout 4 years ago

    What a fabulously bright and generous soul shines through your words, a tender, kind and loving heart…a poets delicate hand….combined created a piece of written paradise.

  • oh Lisa! i am delighted that you would say that :) thank you for stopping by and reading, it means much :)

    – lilAj

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