I want to feel my whole world burst,
see scintillating stars dispersed
across a vast unsullied sky
the sapphire blue of my mind’s eye
when life was fresh and untraversed.
I want to jump again. . . headfirst
into the ocean, be immersed
as passion’s billows multiply.
I want to feel!
I want once more to WANT that thirst,
expect the best and not the worst,
to have my breath be stopped - to cry
for heartbreak’s sake - not stop to sigh
with rue that Fate can’t be reversed.
. . . I want to feel.
I saw a very interesting poem today called "To Feel Again"
by a poet named "Little Known Nothing." I hope you will check
it out and I hope I have written one that shares the "heart" of that poem.
Coincidentally, I saw another poem with a very similar theme, which I also
hope to have emulated: Wayland Bunch's "When I Ruled the World."
For Catie Lindsey's 'The Heart of the Matter' Contest
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