BEFORE YOU….

Before you I stand
Under the spell of your wand
Dumbed by your voice,
Deafened by your silence.

Before you I squat
My thoughts a puzzling knot.
I feel a bond, a tie
As I gaze into your eye.

Before you I bow in awe
Kissing your feet in search of succor.
I’ve sworn never to leave
Unless what I seek you give.

Before you I lie.
Like a bird in the sky
I’ll soar on the wings
Of the peace your voice brings.

Before you I quake
Like one before a burning lake.
Trembling at the sting of your words
Tearing at my heart like broads.

Before you I sleep
In your care my life I keep.
Living on your breath
Losing it will be my death.

Before you I’ll age.
Until then, I live in your cage.
I sing knowing that you’ll hear
And hoping that you’ll care

Before you I’ll die.
I tell you, the time is nigh.
If my plea you heed not,
Here before you I’ll rot.

…Are you the one touching me?
Is it your lips kissing me?
Is that my head cradled in your bosom?
It is your voice calling me handsome?

Surely, before you I’ll…

 ....April 4 2005

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