Saturday, February 06, 2010

Born Again.

Rob me.
Take all of my bravery and will.
Free me from self-preservation
And leave me bare of defenses and potency.
Weaken me.
Strip me down to what I really am:
Devoid of form and color,
Shape and purpose.
Remind me that I am completely
Incapable, incompetent,
Impossibly hopeless
Without You.

Heart of Fire.

Caressing a fire,
Your heart glows bright in my arms.
The tips of my fingers
Trace carefully along the heated seams
Close to rupturing its zealous rays.
In moments where I grasped too quickly,
Clenched too harshly,
Your love seared my flesh;
Left an impression past skin & bone.
I retract my grip
And react in pain;
Gritting teeth and regretting that
I wasn’t more careful.
Soon after the tissue cools
I notice that
You’ve forever left a mark;
A permanent tale-tell sign.

I’ll always walk this earth with a piece of the sun
Because I’ve loved you.