Treasure Island

MacGregor Tagliaferro


Certainty Of Nothing


The effect of you was all consuming
All day I would search my most charming words
To send to you in the longest letters
All night in dreams we'd explore each other
We would drop a veil of mist around us
Weaving in and out of the centuries,
Tossing ourselves together, undressing,
Playing, teasing, flirting, laughing, living,
And loving, over and over again
Love-making—can’t bear to be separate...
Such enormous pleasure being wanted:
Then the totem would wobble and topple

On what path and when did you roam?
Can you see your true love is here?
That can be all you'll ever need?
No need to look any further:
Journeys end in lovers meeting,
This I know and commit to you

Hereafter, to be without you,
Without mirth and without laughter:
What is to come is certainty
In delay there lies no comfort,
Then come kiss me, if only once:
Mine's a time that will not endure

Dearest, I feel certain I have gone mad
I feel I can't go through those times again
And this time, I know I can't recover
I hear voices, and I can't concentrate
So I am doing what seems best to do
I cannot fight any longer, you see
I can't write properly, I cannot read
What I want to say is I owe to you
Whatever happiness I had in life
And if anybody could have saved me
It would have been you, but everything's gone
From me but the certainty of nothing

© Copyright 2013 Cowboy Coleridge All rights reserved

Submitted: Thursday, March 28, 2013

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For the Dark Muse March 2013 Out West

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