Author Archives: rosemary
Fearlessly I walk the precipice between wake and sleep.
It’s a path many cannot walk for long
before tumbling down one side or the other.
One never chooses which side they’ll go, it chooses them.
Night after night I play hard to get,
teasing them both
wondering which one will win –
which side will prove strongest tonight?
I must write this moment under my skin for safe keeping.
Then, when I am alone,
I peel through the days layers
Like a voyeur, I peep in
so no one else can see
the pleasure this brings to me.
There he goes, singing his song for me
and I respond,
plunging my hand into his heart.
I separate his life blood –
the cool ripples
entangle my fingers
demanding to never be released.
And even as I lift my hand
he clings to me
as to remind me
that he and I will always be,
that his blood flows with mine,
and now when I hear his song, it comes from within.
He beckoned me from my walls
of stiff, stale air
to join him in his lazy run
down a path violently cut with his rippling liquid fingers
a long time ago.
Those same fingers
now gently tickle my flesh
as I carefully dip my foot in his shadows.
His gentle grasp –
snaking tendrils wrapped around my ankles –
send chills rushing up my leg
to whisper his secrets in my ear.
I inhale deeply and step in further.
He tugs at my waist and begs me to lie with him. I can’t resist.
I lie down and his body cradles me
Pulls me into himself…completely surrounds me;
A tender rocking as he carries me.
Whistles and trills now carry a bass note –
muffled and muted
and finally gone.
Reluctantly, I arise from his wet embrace
the evidence of his touch still shining on my skin
liquid silver dripping off my fingertips.
A smile on my lips.
Sleep comes hard; it is too much like giving up. Giving up Today and giving in to Tomorrow.
Tomorrow taunts me – my Goliath.
His words bring dread and fear crawling through my body.
So I fight each night knowing I will lose in the end.
I am weary from this nightly defeat, yet I refuse to give in without a struggle.
The one thing that keeps me going
is in knowing
that soon Tomorrow becomes Today.
Today is easy!