Alas! You have discarded your body
That magnificent body of yours, housing a soul so pure
Sending heads a-turning and hearts a-flutter
Lips that long for a kiss from mine
Senses sharpened to the finest peak.
What magic would you weave
With your caresses and scented breath
That set skin on fire, yet also on ice
Union of bodies, yes indeed, but far beyond
You take me, to realms hitherto unexplored.
Each voyage we took, filled with passion and flame
Each journey was bliss in its highest form
And then came that fateful day
When out flew your soul, into another world
Without a word, without one last kiss.
Copious tears shed over your pyre
The funeral pyre burning your precious body
The body I held and kissed, always warm and glowing
Burning to embers, to ashes, to nothing
Is that all? The magic we held, returning to ether.
How do I reach you, imprisoned as I am in mine own body?
Whose five senses decide all my perception?
Creating shape, colour, texture, taste
And music-filled words for my soul to savour
Embraces now empty, kisses blown away by the wind.
I withdraw into my cocoon, a cocoon of memories
Your smile, your touch, your breath on my skin
The instant I come out of the cocoon
The world seems shallow, two-dimensional
Re-enter into the cocoon; of love, and passion, and heat.
Sensing my pain, my void, my heartache
Rest no more you could, in your own world
What trouble you took, what hurdles you faced
To pass through into this world you left
No form, no body, no vehicle, no wings.
My heart centered within, took command
With a life of its own
Defying the rules laid down
By my head, the ever intelligent one
Sensing your presence, beating to your tune.
For a brief span of time, time itself ceasing to exist
We make love, going beyond all sensation.
No heat, no flame, no fire building up
No eruption of force, no sweeping waves
Nothing at all that my logic could explain.
Now I realize the desperation of two lips kissing
The intention of touching every inch of skin
The beating of two hearts to a single rhythm
The plunge into deep dark depths searching
All attempts to find the soul encased within.
Did my soul free itself from the chains of my body?
Or did your soul penetrate into my heart?
No, I seek no answers, for they are
Nothing but a spoiler of this love unified
Melting all demarcations of beginning and end.
How free it feels, this merging of souls
Like the calm ocean stretching to eternity
Waves moving relentlessly, yet stillness pervading
No longer a journey culminating in creation
Of yet another life, its purpose commencing.
Mating of our souls is an embodiment of wholeness
Embodiment? No, for I float without body
Two halves of a sphere? Two whole spheres rather
Fusing into one, dissolving, transforming
Dancing round and round, yet still as light.
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