Love's Ghost

Written by: Deborah Simpson

How do you touch the
Intangibility of an unfeigned love –
When it is so attached
To physicality's ghost?

And when does that love
Learn not to breathe –
The air of utter completeness
Through its empty grasp?

Just when does the heart
Learn of acceptance –
Of the impossibility of
Such a perfect rapture?

How do you release a
Spirit that refuses to let go –
That which the mind 
Has joined its force?

And does the fire of 
Such a love ever extinguish –
Or does it continue its dream
For a tangible ghost?