Eila Mahima Jaipaul

Rookie (11/26/1971 / New York)

The Shadow Of Clouds - Poem by Eila Mahima Jaipaul

I have dreamed of you,
so much, I am lost
in the sky.

I will whisper this in your ear.
as if it were a rough draft,
something scribbled on a napkin,
because there is no time
left to write.
or for my shadow to fall back to earth.

all the times we've talked, I was afraid
to want more.

the hours belonged to neither you
nor I. what can I do, now
that I can not find the words I need,
when your hands are not mine and there's no time to sleep.
now that your name is not enough.

my lips are like clouds
drifting above your shadow as you sleep.

now that the moon is enthralled, what can I do
if one of us is lying on the earth,
and the other
is lost in the sky.

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  • (2/8/2007 11:30:00 PM)

    Enthralling poem...Appear in his dreams and bring him up with you: -)

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, February 8, 2007

Poem Edited: Tuesday, January 11, 2011

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