Alight on Your Window-Sill

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Alight on Your Window-Sill

I awaken without you
and my longing
overwhelms me.

When will we be united forever
you and I
never to part?
I open the window
into the treetops
and the chill fresh air
is bracing
to my naked chest.
The cat pads silently
across the sill
and the morning sunlight
in her pure white hair
Is dazzling to the eye.

Yet I am not comforted.

When will we be united
forever
you and I
never to part?
When, at long last
will this longing
in my breast
Find the final sanctuary
of your tender embrace
at long last?

Love me now
though the miles do part us.
Send your love
across the void
that divides us
So my heart may rest
a moment
In our spiritual bond.

Something in the air
and in the light
where the birds flit gleefully
and unerringly
among the branches
and past the eaves –
Something in the air
and the light
carries our love still.

So my heart is comforted

This too I send to you
all that I am
all my passion
and my compassion
All my sheltering
protective instincts
The desire to keep you
from harm
To lock out pain
and the suffering
of circumstance
The protective arms
all that I can provide.
These I send to you
across the miles
and even across the years.
For the love I hold for you
will never die.

Though all the forces of this earth
align themselves
in opposition
And though even I
should strive
to extinguish
that flame
Yet still it bursts through
anew
Flickers once again
and bursts into flame
And the fire of my longing
reaches out again
into the air
Flits unerringly
among the branches
and past the eaves
To alight on your window-sill
and perch upon your hand
To grace you with a kiss
and to be graced so
in return
by your soft
and trembling lips.

Across the miles
and even across the years
even across the tears
I come to you
and you to me.
Let us unite
forever, never to part
you and I
At long last
you, and I.

ttorus  2/8/98