Dogs 2008

PARTING
(3/27/08)


sweet sorrow
cannot approximate
the lingering pain
of leaving you
each day

parting
for us
is like some
major surgery
malfunction
where a
healthy organ
is ripped away
instead of
the one
at fault

pain
mixed with regret
haunts us
as the hours
crawl by
mocking our desire
for a duly diminishing
isolated interim
separating us
from each otherís
embrace

I feel
the warmth
of your touch
from even
a half day
away

smell you
on my skin
as if I had just
held you
only seconds
ago

hear the skip
in my heartbeat
marking the last
look in your eyes
as mine locked
with their
luster

our workdays
finally done
we will
race the distance
to our home
until once again
we are joined together
in the singularity
of our selves

disrobed
we will dismiss
the dislocation
of the day
sighing
with relief
laughing
with ecstasy
becoming again
one corporeal being

a tangible
sculpture
of our love
that was really
never
apart