anotherlongshot (anotherlongshot) wrote,
anotherlongshot
anotherlongshot

poem: want, not need

Want, Not Need

you
are a certainty
i feel in my blood

if only
i could convince you
it's more than mere lust

but then
of course
you would see right through me

you know
well, very well
what i want, what i'm here for.

you
are the truth
i've been trying to cast out

to the ocean, letting
the tidal wave
take you away

from the obsessive
prison of where
i'll reside for eternity

up here
in the ivory tower
of my mind

nice to look at
too high to reach but
you've penetrated

without even trying
or wanting to do so and
just a look

is enough
to get you here
where others have tried but failed.

but a cavity
remains, where
my heart should be

keeping you
always at a distance
always a certain, measured distance

so far
away
from me.

January 7, 2005

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