drift

June 7, 2012 § Leave a comment

as we lay ourselves down in
years molded by happenstance
on the island we made
of ourselves

lean into my chest
and tell me
again about the voice
you hear
so together we
may know it by its words

is it not the same as
you heard as a child?
the same as you told me about
as we inhaled the sun
that first morning
in Barcelona
and again over tea
back on our balcony

as the baby
slept and the rain washed
sidewalk below held the
sheen of satin for a short time

I’ve never been chosen for its words
the look that veils your mood
is all that is needed
to know it has come again

it whispers and
you drift
that much
further from our shore

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