Near Miss

I nearly miss you
Three seconds, three metres, three miles
Leisurely strolling the hills of an open hideaway I’d never known existed
Casting my eye around, I nearly see your bold figure amongst the masses
I nearly pick you out from the crowd of shy, lazy young boys and nearly make you hold me and call me your own

I almost reach you
But my little feet never quite manage to outrun the land beneath me
Distance wins this race and I walk the other way
To my dark secret cave and I hide away
Till the sin of the night and the light of the dawn steal you from me
And I almost forget you

I’m so close I could touch you
But we don’t know it
My skin tingles in anticipation of senses never awoken before
You’re so near, I can almost feel you
Your silent heartbeat screams my name
But mine is deaf, dead, buried in the myth of such a happiness ever existing

I nearly miss you
But now I see you
Outshining the timid morning light I thought that I knew
You furnish my cave with pure crystals so bright
And your soft, sweet whispers bring a dew that refreshes my feet anew
We’ll run faster than the land can stand
And your heart will win the race that mine nearly missed

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Leave It Be

Unassumingly aware
You trek away
I stare
At the rhythm your feet make
I hear
The quiet sound of your smile
You enfold me in your arms
And wrap yourself around my thoughts

I shiver still
The autumn chill
Warns me
Keep your sanity
She tells me
Spray your desires with privacy
Disguise your lust with virtue
Don’t look into his eyes
But I do

I see the light of a fire
That wants to draw me in
And the cold touch of a darkness
That justifies my sin
If I were wise I’d run so far
And kill what my heart felt
But wisdom is a feat
Still quite far from my reach
So please spare me
Don’t do your worst
Kindly exit my thoughts
The door is on your left