She Is Looking For The Simplicity Of You - Poem by RIC BASTASA

she is looking for nothing but the simplicity
of the sea
the plain salt in water
you may even remove the bluish part of it

she is expecting nothing in the landscape
but only the grass on the hills
you may remove the house nearby
and the running brook

the moon at night need not even be there
the star can be dispensed with

you may only give her the darkness and the silence
of the grass and the hills

she is looking for nothing except that you
the one she loves must be there tonight

you may even dispense with the body
the hands and the face and the thighs

you may take them all away from her
she needs only the presence of your words

or even if you take the last word that you cannot give
you leave her the sigh unspoken by you

that will still suffice
she loves you and it is enough for her to last for another day

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, February 24, 2009

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