Monday, June 26, 2006

How to say I love you

Because your magic hands
went soft years ago.

Because you slept through
tonight’s weather forecast
and lightning has just begun
to flash.

Because strands of hair cling
to your brush like antiseptic
threads that bind nothing.

Because I’ve shut the windows
and the deadened silence is chaotic.

Because the veins of your body,
vibrantly knotted for so long,
have disappeared beneath
the fragile parchment
of your skin.

Beacause the power will flicker soon,
and fail, stranding me here
with the bewildered sound
of thunder.

© 2006 Christine Klocek-Lim


Poetry by Kai said...

beautiful & romantic

ufukhati said... never can be said,
just breathe it,

Christine Klocek-Lim said...

Kai, thanks.

ufukhati, yes, so true. Thanks for stopping by.

Plus Ultra said...

you cannot write love
but you can braille it
by fingering the heart beats.....
(can I link with you?)

Christine Klocek-Lim said...

plus ultra, thanks for stopping by and your kind comments. If you wish, you may link to me; I'm flattered. :-)