Wait     October 12, 2009

wait

dear shadow

wait

hesitate a moment

let me stand beside you

do not take my heart

deeper into eternity

wait

let my breath

form your substance anew

may I somehow

return your eye gleam

your essence to me

wait

stand here with me

beside sheltering tree

massive trunk blocking howling winds

storms threatening to tear

your precious smile from me

wait

I won't touch

I dare not

for my earthly being

may dissolve my last vision

sunder your fading shadow

oh God

I meant not to touch

oh God

make whole my vision

restore shadow smile

oh God give lost friend back to me