Unfulfilled Symbiosis II (For Kevin)
By K. Morris Kurzman
Some nights, I lie in bed next to you, still
Tasting the memory of your warm body
And wondering how long we will last. You
Never promised eternity. I never asked.
Learning unbidden more and more about you
Every moment we share, I desperately
Yearn to transcend our physical bond.
Never letting me
Know your unguarded
Self. Stupid of me. I
Ruefully scold myself-- We are close--
In more than ephemeral flesh. Friends,
Caring more for each other than ourselves.
Holding your body in my arms, I would do
Anything for you, and I know you share my
Resolve. Yet. When your breath is still, the
Dark devours us, and I doubt. How little,
Sometimes, I truly know you. My heart is
Open to you, my soul is yours forever. But will you
Never give as much in return?
I wish each night to know you through and through.
I dream each night to be as one with you.
I pray each night that you still love me, too.
tracks fade and are lost in dust