everything about you appears simple   

the straight limbs   the guileless smile


the direct gaze      nothing about you 

is simple   i am mystified by the complexity   


enchanted by the misdirection   at a loss

to reach the you of you   how many years 


have we been at this   all the while

you have known me better than I have known myself


this elusiveness comes across as song 

as melody   rhythm   breeze and rustling leaves


as harmonies   as flash of color

seen through greenery   as a songbird glimpsed


never close enough to touch   so i listen  

and hear the song of intimacy implied




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Written on 2023-11-21 at 15:47

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I wonder, if you did one day reach the Emerald City, the "them of them," and you saw behind the wizard's curtain, that the allure would be no more. I mean, do you ever really know someone, or want to? Are we not sometimes happier with the mystery? I guess, if you're there throughout the lions and tigers and bears ( oh my!), and you fight off the flying monkeys, then at least you have shared history and common ground. You may even sing a common song?

Beautiful! I especially love the choice of gaps that you have employed throughout the poem. I am glad to have read this wonderful work.

Chaucer Whethers The PoetBay support member heart!
brushed well~

Sona The PoetBay support member heart!
Ah! so beautiful, so direct, so intimate and so amazing!