Back To You Arms, ........ - Poem by RIC S. BASTASA

you shall condemn
like the rest of them
who wear the whitest robes
of Prudence,

you want me to embrace
i did.

Once and twice
and even thrice i have kept
the purity of my flesh
not able to share it
with the one
that needs it so badly
that embrace
and kiss and love

i have felt gravely the sense
of our Selfishness
that Enclosure that admits no one
in Need

and I have become gravely ill
the worms are too excited to consume
my nerves and bones

you ask me to condemn some more of this
Flesh and
Desire and be with you in

I have become so lonely and
my heart lives in the desert
there is no
water in there
no oasis in sight
no camels to ride
no water bearers to ask
where i am

and so i embrace back Lust
who promise me nothing
for it only asks that i feel and see
and touch
no promise of Heaven
nothing about Hell

it is Lust that makes me alive
In bed, with you, i touch every
part of You
In those hours of my silence
we begin again
listening to the pulse of Life
the whispers of the

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, April 4, 2012

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