tagNon-Erotic PoetryStill bare arms on a blanket

Still bare arms on a blanket

byRandi Grail©

Stop just like so
for a moment your silhouette
above me, a ridge
against what goes for zenith
when solstice is hailing
from a distant horizon.

Stop, Alejo, and inhale,
remove your fingers from my hair
to touch other roots,
and your whispers from my ear
so I can savour the full and the whole
of a day rebound
but running out
rapidly.

The scent of a summer
clings on by white knuckles,
it's panic of impending season length fall
folds the air into fragments.

Days roll,
persistent caress
plunders comfort out of every wisp
that once hummed melodic,
with sand breeze blowing Crete closer.

Now only whispers
and clay.

Alejo,
did you listen like you sometimes do?
The sparrows were silent
and even leaves rustled more carefully.

As if suddenly aware
of their mayfly destiny,
huddling from the mark
of another daybreak.

I know you say no wonder,
all has been before
and will unfold anew each year.

But Alejo, tell me this;
how many summers can you send to sleep,

before your own knuckles are too white
to hold on
and the sparrow in your heart
stops singing?

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