One more for the road

Please just one more
For the road
One more verse
One line
One word.

One more memory
One more sorrow
One more gift.

Just one more,
Then pack away
I cannot draw my eyes away
From pictures
Painted by your pen
Of sorrows caused by wayward men.

One more
(I tell myself)
Is fine
Be satisfied by words devine
But once again I am entranced
By gentle movements of your dance.

One more
One more
It has to be
Surely this one
Sets me free?

But one more didn’t
Make me smile
Even though I stayed a while
For in those final words I read
Were all the things I’d learned to dread.

One more knife into my heart
One more dulling of my spark
One more twist and then I die
One more painful, sad goodbye.


Electric you

I felt current flow through my fingers as I touched your radiant skin. That sense of heightened sensation which made the air around you glow and your eyes spark with an energy hitherto unknown to me.  It was like someone had connected you to the universe with jumper cables, an energy so intense that it electrified the very air in your presence.

I should have seen it coming,

You struck my heart with the power of a thousand suns and I was blinded.  That energy with all its power and majesty filled me with awe and I fell down upon my knees. 

But oh like lightning you brought such devastation!  The fires you started swept through every corner of my being.  They smoke and smoulder even now, long after you have passed.  

With power you came
Destroying all before you
Beauty incarnate