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Distant Enlightenment

The days spent in your arms,
and on your lips, are my enlightenment.
You personified heaven.
Nirvana was to possess your glowing soul.
Your scent lingers on my belongings.
A stray hair floats into my grasp.
 My skin remembers your altering touch.
Dynamic curves are imprinted across my awareness.

The hour of your departure inflicts me.
I had meant our union to be permanent.
West?   East?
Where do I begin?

The lingerie hanging in the bathroom has vanished.
A photograph?
A song?
What do I have left?

I feel a darkness shading my mood.
How can I keep it from haunting me?
My feelings are like a gull, caught in a storm, 
lacking a safe place to land.

A deep, unsatisfied hunger for you
has engulfed my appetite.
I have only recollections now.
Maybe they will sustain me.

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  1. Date: 8/23/2011 3:10:00 PM
    Congratulations on your poetry being featured this week Michael. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 6/18/2011 9:03:00 PM
    A well expressed poem. Thanks.

  1. Date: 5/27/2011 12:08:00 PM
    This poem is so full of passion, I could read it over and over. Thank you for your comments

  1. Date: 5/22/2011 12:08:00 PM
    A sensitive soul writing a sensitive poem. Well done. Thank you for commenting my poem. Love and Light, Vie.

  1. Date: 5/21/2011 9:15:00 PM
    Enjoyed the read! My feelings are like a gull, caught in a storm, lacking a safe place to land. Awesome! Be well, Beloved

  1. Date: 5/21/2011 4:01:00 PM
    I would like to give you 100\100 it is that good ! Lucky woman I must say . .

  1. Date: 5/21/2011 11:38:00 AM
    So enjoyed your amazing creative poetry Michael.. eloquent and expressive lines.. melodious presence luv..

  1. Date: 5/21/2011 9:57:00 AM
    WHat an intoxicating piece !! While reading I could imagine the love , passion and the beautiful union. AAh ! 100\100 ....

  1. Date: 5/21/2011 7:05:00 AM
    very enchanting pen