The Love That I Have For You.... - Poem by RIC BASTASA

outside i watch you

you are inside yourself
a room
a wall but there is window still
that allows light
to come in
and dress you like
a night without the armor

i am the light
and i like the way things are going with us
you just do not know
what is it
to be just light
without a body
what is it to have so many fingers
& yet
without a hand

the room is darker
but i know what it is to be a tiny sun

you fan yourself with your
your hands are callous
and it is a little bit colder
when by chance you touch my
rays and sheen

when i meet you
like i am water bathing your body

as i dress you once again
with the cloth
of my silk
i quiver like a soft wind
on the reeds
of the moonlit night

i love it this way
this invisible presence
this nameless light
this desire that fulfills itself
without you
feeling it

must i be selfish?
or must i be the one that does not let you suffer
because you cannot love
because your coldness is uncertain about the gift
of warmth
its truth beyond all truths

when i am done with you
i summon the rain
& bathe myself again
to wash away
the dirt of guilt
the scars of pain

look at me
i am the morning light that spreads on the garden
of your thighs and

as you watch
with all delight
you only see the wonder of light
and its accompanying music

and then
satisfied with all the caresses of thoughts that i have always loved you
i go with the herds of rain
and what is left to please me more
is your own
fading face
like those ripples on the pond
that the lonely leaf
had given

the shape of love that i carry with me
as air embracing the heavens

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Poem Submitted: Monday, May 16, 2011

Poem Edited: Tuesday, May 17, 2011

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