That moment between sleep and waking,
when limbs lie heavy sinking into reverie
where I can float on unseen currents of air,
find you standing without misconception.
That moment between life and love
when the heart stretches to open,
& passion flies in like a golden eagle,
with the sun flaming its wings.
Each time I see you it’s the same
some huge unseen force empties the room,
I devoid of oxygen left gasping like a fish
on the beach of outstretched hand;
here lovers mingle at the corner of the street
traffic noises whirr inside our lives, but, you and I adrift,
an unknown sea of stars collide at corners of the bar
where neither one can speak, of the love we feel.