Love and Longing
“Somewhere among all this forgetting and longing
we’ve become lovers from a distance,
undressing one another with just our eyes.
So much of our time has passed without the other
that I convince myself moving on, is my own right.
my heartstrings repair themselves on their own
and reach out to you
to eliminate the loneliness.
I wonder how you feel sitting in the darkness of your house,
if you contemplate how much space you occupy
and how much more space and stillness
you have surrounding you, when I’m not there.
All you and I have, is this illusion we’ve created,
in our desperate attempts for intimacy
where we falter and stumble
in search of a desire that has yet to be ignited.”
Excerpt From: Ciara Lynn Wakley. “Love and Longing.”