I had never questioned the definition of eternity
until I came face to face with God.
Not by your bible's definition.
Source predated eternity, you know.
Until you have stood on Mt. Olympus
at the side of Zeus
regarding all as ants
can you comprehend these human failings.
You live to die, always fearful time will have the last laugh.
I can curb you of your strange addiction.
This insane urge to fit as much as possible
into every waking hour.
Sleep is only required for those living the nightmare.
You cringe at the thought and your expression leads me to smile.
You have no comprehension of the offer.
Your innocence intrigues me beyond measure.
Still, it is you who remains
denying the truth
that the monsters of your fairy tales exist
as you try to define the secrets I have revealed to you
in the name of love.
How can a heart that does not beat know of love?
Always black and white. Always, you fail to see beyond what your eyes convince you of.
These questions, these conversations...you think me daft, perhaps damaged
You see me as young, as hungry, but only after dark.
How does this not lead your mind to ponder the validity of my claims.
Your smile, your eyes, your endearing ways, only distract for so long
as we idle away the evening, and you tell me of your days.
The perfume of the apple blossoms, the musky scent of a near dry creek
damp, earthen, like the mead I swilled, eons before your soul took purchase
of this vessel that now perches at my side.
With each resounding pump of your heart. Soon, I will know your soul.
But will you accept mine,
and dare to dance the true definition of eternity
that can only be found in the blood?
It's Poetics at dVerse today and @FollowBlueFlute is teasing us with blood lust...okay, the prompt is Vampires, who are about much more than blood lust...but really...it always comes down to the red stuff.
Also standing in as my NaPoWriMo for the 28th...and just received the news that on the 29th of May you should check out Poets.org where my piece "Frozen" from Nothing Left to Lose will be the poem of the day! SWEET! If you'd like to check out the collection, you can find Nothing Left to Lose at Amazon and Barnes&Noble...or you can order a signed copy direct from me! Okay...enough blatant self-promotion...let's get to the poems!