September 12th, 2002

defeated

(no subject)

“There is no greater sorrow than to recall, in misery, the time when we were happy.” (Nessun Maggior dolore, Che ricordarsi del tempo felice Nella miseria.) ~Dante, Inferno

Secret Intrusions

I wish for you
in an untitled moment
to break this curse
of unspoken enslavement.

I am faulted for much
but willing to seek atonement.
I would count every speck of sand
every bit of stardust to be with you.

But without a doubt,
because without trust there is no hope,
I have never in my life felt
more alone than I do now,
for I know what I need needs me not.

And if there is need, then it is unspoken.

Let me break down the temple walls
to let light so shine in.
I wish for you in an untitled moment
to hold my hand through
this flimsy veil of humanity.
I am faulted for much even in this
secret intrusion.

~Kevin Max Smith, At The Foot Of Heaven
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