longing

Inherently devoid of limits

I have no destination,

no estimated time of arrival

Enamored by possibility,

I gratefully seize any opportunity

to embrace,

or to share a gaze,

or a life

 

I could never simply want you,

for you are not a garment to be worn

material wealth serves only to

rend the heart

and the accessories of the soul

are intangible

 

My naiveté seeks to understand

you

why I could never

recite your definition to another

or properly explain

the metaphor

rolling in the depths of your ocean

 

But I long for it all the same

 

Your ups and downs

like the tides for me

pushing and pulling,

guiding me subtly

Synchronized

with the inconsistency,

in currents flowing

every which way

Constant motion,

a paradox I move

and go unchanged

 

For I do not just want you

one cannot possess the ocean

I long for you

enamored by possibility,

I gratefully seize

any opportunity

to be engulfed

in a crashing wave

or to see your spray

catch the sun’s light

or to spend my days

kept afloat only by the gentle push

and fervent pull

of your volatile, fluid arcs

 

ss.

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