Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Your absence

It is in your absence
That I have found you everywhere
Your smell, surrounding me 
Every time I close my eyes
I can create you out of thin air
as my hands reach out 
and draw you, accurately
Your chest, your arms
The curve of your neck
I move my palms and mould you
Every follicle of hair
Every crest, every trough
The swollen petals under your eyes
the softness of your lips
the harshness of your stubble

The wound on your knee
From that time you fell over
from your bike
Those craters on your beautiful face
Remnants of an adolescence 
Too afraid to pass
The color of your eyes
Brown as the Earth
The color of your skin
Golden as fairy dust

You are here
I smell you
I sense you
I see you
I believe you!
In your absence
I have learnt
To create you!