A Sky Of Words – And This Is What Came Up From The Waters

A thousand poems have been written about love
A billion loves, a billion billion hearts-crossed
A sky of words, strewn like old lives embossed

None have sung you to life
None have outlined your arms or their bend
The way you lift your hair, endless effortless

I could slave for an ocean of years
Deep into dark depths filled with jagged teeth and misguiding lights
And I would never find a truth for your smile
That guileless widening
No trace, nor cause
Spontaneous sidelong grin, so graceless it soars
Those truths and trails and tricksy traces
Shift away, shy faces of fear

And even if they were to surface, they would flicker and disappear
Poor imitations that would flake and fade-away like old tears


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