Missing You

by Dwayne O. Foster

As a blast of light reaches					
  my closed eyes,
Tired arms stretch to realize					
  the emptiness by my side
The tide of brilliance
  sweeps into barely split slits,
  impairing a new vision
And out looks an imprisoned
Trapped in the memories 					
  of the love that has part
Missing the indulgent kisses					
  and the spiritual uplift
  of my princess
Blinking as I shift my early					
  heaviness towards the emptiness….
Shadows falling sharply						
  on this pillow of my love
Unforgetfullness shoves the lumps				
  of my broken heart upward,
Crushing my throat
Three words create pressure 					
  as tears float
  and then stream to the pillow below
I Love You….
More than myself….
More than the wealth of this new day….
More than this breath that pushes				
  my chest and parts the way for life
In this moment I feel that I might die,
For my eye cannot flood with your eye,
And my day does not begin 					
  with the touch of your skin
The presence of another day					
  begins anew
  as I caress an empty space….
Once again…. Realizing
Vivid memories…. Materializing,				
   as I am…. Missing you

Missing You by Dwayne O. Foster

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