Long Reach

Vintage Words


You are a little too far,

just beyond the fingertips

where you are as visible

as air can make you.

Yet, my arms shorten and can 

not hold you. Can not touch you.


If I had an appetite I would take you

down whole. If I had a dream, you would

be the central character every night.


Yes, I will eat the usual, cabbage, beans,

rice, some meat, a little dairy to avoid

the antibiotification of my gut

but I can still hope you will come

if only to pass me a napkin, listen,

and become the substance 

in my dreams.







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08-02-13 Is a long time to reply - but thanks for liking - Lady A

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