The boat of a future horizon sails away
a chance to board a distant past tense for you
dusk and dawn becoming the forgotten hue

There’s a yearning that follows
questions asked so very quietly
tidal undercurrents of why and the why not

Dive too deep, too soon or not at all
and navigate without compass regretful squalls
Quarrelsome lips biting on brittle words

Lucky or un-lucky at the toss of a stray coin
Love lost or not found recedes our hopeful shores
Our armour rusts with the err of left all alone woes

To try and tame this creature called Love
is flying blind into the dark without wings
Shall we instead look to accept our animal within?
A soul fashioned paw print to confess
though a lifetime may not complete the test

The boat now further out of reach
a spec upon the line of time
A sty in your mind’s eye swelled by unchained fate

To be done with love for all to eat of remorse and dust
An aching heart blued in the bruise of love unadorned
Bloodied in the ripe colour of uneaten fruit

We curse our desire for what we cannot have
The sour without the desired sweet
an unfinished recipe of love seasoned with the salts of hate

Steal into that beaten life of shove and must
A hidden dance of a jester who dreams for rare gold
Nothing bought, nothing sold
Yet love may still seek your love torn raggedy door

Forge a heart jacket to fool proof the heart from love’s rip
Still to hit bottom ground, to sink and drown
The balance of love tips your world upside down

Plain to see in the small print of Love’s manifesto
Love does not play by our rules
It’s undeniable
It’s Love in Black & White

© K S Hardy 2013


Arcadia Tempest

Joined November 2008

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A reworked piece I am thinking I may read tonight at a local Poetry Event I have been invited to attend.
The theme of tonight’s poetry is ‘Love’.

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