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In The Moment


i wanted it...my God i wanted it

...but how do you do that...

                                        

                                                             HOW!

the second you touch it...



                                                                                it's gone.

it's the curse of being alive.                  After all...what are we?


                   a bundle of thin blue wires...some red tubing

our largest organ is our skin...What are we?

           our brains are unreliable...our emotions uncontrollable.

you want to grab it...hold it...

good luck!        it's a lubricated bar of soap, you can't hold 

i've tried...my life has been nothing but trying to hold on to it.


how can you be in it?   how? if you can't even hold it...

i feel like an astronaut 

                      moving aimlessly in space with no tether!



love would be my first choice.



                   when i delivered both my daughters at home

pulled them out carefully from their mothers womb...Gone!


                           their lives from one second old to now...Gone!


women...oh how i have loved...made love

                                        i have several doctorates in love making

i hold women more carefully 
             than i do an over bloomed flower
                                       as to  not lose a single petal.
i refuse to breathe 
                  just to hold their scent 
                                                 as long i can.
                                                         
treasure their face...
                 die in the act of a single kiss
                                                                  dress myself in their skin.

still
   it can't be done
          as soon as it happens
                                                it is gone
                                                         absolutely  
                                                                            gone!

you can't live there        
                 it is like Brigadoon.     
                               you'll never find it again.


you can't really live in the moment              

not really

it is gone as you live it...

the present, is immediately...the past

it is fleeting             

never to be held

                         i know...
                               i want so many moments back...
                                                                       just to live in them.
                                                                                      you can't...you don't.

we live what was...

dream of what might be.

live in the moment? 

as my words hit the page...the moments passed.  

in the moment? 

yes! i know i've been there

i just can't hold it. 

                      the smell of the ocean...
                                it's loud heavy metal music...
                                               the meandering haze in the air
                                                              that "i am invincible" feeling


the first time you held her...

your one true love now gone.

                     
                     the chiseled pillow look of clouds 
                                                          looking down at you
                                                                     as if you were the one.

that huge neon moon...

sits low in its living room.

a baby breeze 

touches lightly your breath.


                                 a gripping moment 
                                                 of unconscious union
                                                                     moments galore...


in the moment?

 i've tried!

it's always left as it happens. 

gone quicker than lived

and than 

only imagined.


12~28~2014
Maurice Yvonne
Sponsor: Poet Destroyer A
Contest Name: In The Moment 
 

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  1. Date: 12/28/2014 5:20:00 PM

    I love how you try to capture the moment but cant because it is fleeting.
  1. Date: 12/28/2014 4:14:00 PM

    Maurice...I'm dazzled by your write. Oh...I've tried to hold on to moments as well. I dreaded the ending and it came...it came and left me bereft. Wonderful write. Good luck, my dear man.
  1. Date: 12/28/2014 11:43:00 AM

    You are a great philosopher, and a interesting spokesman, thank you for feeding my mind your thoughts today xxx
  1. Date: 12/28/2014 11:38:00 AM

    Wow Maurice PD will Love this - such a wonderful take on the theme - so many precious moments that will live in your memory forever- good luck in the contest:-) hugs jan 7 fave xx

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