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Promise of Perfect Sunlight

The very moment when our worlds met
Our longing for simpler days found rest.
We were two lost travelers knowing the way home
Without saying a word.
The thrum of the bodhran,
Before, almost silent and forgotten,
Pulsed louder, and our smiles danced for each other.

Thunder burst from my chest into yours.
With blinding lightning from your hazel eyes,
The fire in your heart consumed us both
And I was happy to die with you in my arms those nights.
My heart cried in the soothing rain of your beautiful songs,
Calling my very soul to yours.

We smiled in the cool breeze of our shared laughter
Tightly tangled vines reached out from your past
And wound into the memories of shared scars.
Howling like youth in the music of our younger days
We flew through fields of wine, shedding inhibitions.

Painted alone in crowds of bystanders while
Losing ourselves like curious animals.
In silent pillow gazes we had finally come home,
Wondering if our reflection in each other was real.
In each other’s eyes we walked fresh thin paths
And made love in sacred gardens.
Knowing that if it wasn't for our good sense 
We would end up in Love.
Reserving only the feelings that we knew were irreversible,
Holding back was our only regret.

Half of my body, my life, and all of my love left with you.
The pain of our last moment together took my breath.
We left each other with only a promise
To hold at night
Until we can be together again.

It won't be long,
It had already been forever.
Then once again these ghost
s that push out of my chest
Will find rest and calm,
And we will sleep again,
As one, 
In perfect sunlight.


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