07 November 2009

Distance


fence
If I stay
I will see less
of what I imagine most
as the face in the mirror
grows grey



If I go
there’s no
guarantee I will greet
what hopeful thought gladly
feeds me each day



If I stay it
will present
loneliness as a
hard-wearing
consequence



If I go
still being alone
may see in me
the best company
solitude knows



If I go it will
at least condense
distance between dreams
and reality though
the gulf still stays



It is a fence
that keeps me here
the fear that you
actually wanted it
this way
© 29 September 2009, I. D. Carswell