My Life Is Still All About You - Poem by RIC BASTASA

I may invent you as unkind
stranger to my being

i pretend that you despise me
my intention is to drive all of you away
from me

so i may not be hurting to myself
so i can free myself away from your

it does not work
your unkindness is my unkindness

it is not fair to what i feel
there is something real about you

you are love itself and you love someone else
i am love too who loves you more each day
and who too loves
someone else

when i tell you
about this
what shall happen to my world?
when your world clashes upon mine
what explosion shall take effect?

there is only this ruin
and i may not run away

i created this world and i live here
you are a star so far away
like a diamond
dot of light
and ocean
of space
and darkness

it is my own
that binds me
to you

let me be content
with that faintest light
i know i cannot
reach you

i shall imagine that you are kind
and compassionate
that you too can love me
as i have
loved you
so secretly
this tomb
in this
of my
dead dreams

i imagine
that farthest away
you smile
for me

now i soundly
shall i

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Poem Edited: Wednesday, August 8, 2012

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