A Tender Wound
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* For Karin ... my ballerina on the sand ... wherever you are. *
I stand here by the ocean, heart in hand
A tender place that you and I made ours
To foster it from that which time devours
And put to rest what I don't understand
Oh all those years ago we claimed this spot
Enwrapped in towels, hidden in the dunes
We whispered to each other, steamy runes
Our arms and legs entwined in sexy knots
So many summer eves would end that way
Still lost in our own lust 'til sun was down
And diving deep our passion 'til we'd drown
In waves of moonlight, 'neath the Milky Way
Such times were but a fraction of our love
Two souls so joined that we were one inside
A glaring joy and bond we could not hide
And perfect, faithful match of hand and glove
Yet now I stand here, gazing 'cross the years
Regretting how we slowly changed our ways
In how our absent hours had turned to days
And days, melted to months and drying tears
I vowed that I would take much greater pains
In crossing o'er time's widening divide ...
Until your letter reached me, and inside
The words you used to open up my veins ...
You could've said goodbye and not been cruel
But even that is not the grandest crime ...
The bitter draught to swallow, all this time
Is that, despite it ALL, I'm ... still ... your ...
~ 4th Place ~ in the "Twin Flame Separation" Poetry Contest, Madison Demetros, Sponsor.
~ 2nd Place ~ in the "Tarnished Reflections" Poetry Contest, John Lawless, Sponsor.
~ 7th Place ~ in the "Best Rhyming Poem In March" Poetry Contest, Laura Loo, Sponsor.
Copyright © Gregory R Barden | Year Posted 2018