HIDDEN

Posted by Riaz on July 5, 2016 in Uncategorized |

 

HIDDEN

 

Hidden in shade
my dreams and desires
half-forgotten melodies
hanging in the cloying air of July
as the Earth, weighed by doubt,
lets out a sigh.

Soft river footsteps
linger, unhurried memories
I seek to understand.
The sun rises over a sweet
sympathetic land.

Her silhouette, slipping
free. A cherry blossom spring
and water, blue.
I sit upon a bank
beneath the willow and stars.

Small pockets of desire
swell in my guarded heart.
I stand on the shore, listening,
second-hand thoughts
drifting.

Sometimes, everything is just scary.
Talking to people.
Touching, glancing, eating.
The brood of summer souls
lying listlessly in the stalks of sunflowers.
All about me are lives.

I offer my words as clues
And I don’t know
how the story ends.
I’ll make that up if I ever get there.

And I think about you too much.
I’m not sure why.
Maybe it’s just that half-remembered touch
and the kindness in your eyes.

But I love too quick
and too soon
like the pale milk-white gaze
of the conquered moon.

Riaz Ali.

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