Cherish the Mortal

Murillo

I speak low lest
my love evaporates
before e’en kissed
by your infant’s breath,
and beg before day’s
whispered hush
ascends to nightfall;
small child, look at me
one last time
before you crawl away as slow
as time roams vast.

Too soon,
tomorrow’s
branches laced
with the chirp of sweet song
will bow to cradle this dear life –
and since time nor death
show mercy –
warm arms
shall send him safely
unto a strange, beatific world,
where all will be waiting

all, except for me.

Amarita

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Drink up my wine
since these dead and lonely dark nights prevail,
and countless, luminous stars will make you ordinary;
and you will yearn
whilst you struggle outside of me,

especially when caught up in these heaving times,
when precious ills pressed closest

to your undulating
chest, might cause you to succumb
or be fed whilst I am lost –

but you will learn that I am made up of hundreds,
and that you knew who I was –
till I married you –

but, please worship me still
amid cold comforts lost –

pray, come back inside,
leave naivety at the door
and, please beckon it not.

Let us be as it once was –

let us be as it should be.
Let us be love.

With Rigid Arrow

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*”Love and the Soul had sought
and, after sore trials, found each other;
and that union could never be broken.”*

*”Cupid and Psyche”,

Will the brash beat
of these drums
send shivering flames
to the gods?
Will forsaking my invisible
others bring them down on me
still at odds?
Precarious is this war
of love.
Furiously the embers smoulder,
ashen hearts fall like doves,

blackened crests
fall weary to the archer,
lean and drawn.
He pierces mistrust,
another war
of love.
Still they fly
aloft once more, but
wisdom has abandoned
this falling prey of
struggle,
left to tinge their sultry skies
and hazardous way,
to love.

An arena waits,
swept by feet,
filled to feast on
harmony’s greed,
but they love
this love,
and the love of bitter enemies
to be combated, yet
she flies through its face,
to be reunited
once more.

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