Let’s leave together!
Side by side, we can share the inevitable.
My last breathe outlines the silhouette of the world.
Thumping blinks of lashes, rotten beds and gashes,
I hide behind the curtains, starring in the masquerade.
And now you care for me!
Oh, foresight is the righteous sibling of hindsight.
Why is your hand moisturized with regret?
Our forgiveness is in the clouds above.
So unchain me from my earthly pain of love.
How selfish is expectation and fear?
I can’t help quitting before you,
These storm clouds have swallowed me whole.
Push forward young life.
Your vitality will justify my absence.
The Promised Land seems unhinged on a whim.
Now I’m transparently yearning for touch.
Focus, loved one!
We’ve given up, forged by lust on the cusp.
We will once again meet beautiful night.
© Joe Schafer