I Will Circumvent
The heart knows another way.
If I should, I will.
I will circumvent the distance,
I will bear the pain of longing.
Let it fuel me to endure
Long, excruciating voyages
Of this rescue operation.
Be my precious reward that awaits
In a rapturous morrow
I will build for us
With the muscles of my heart –
Only my heart – for that’s the ransom
I promise to bring,
To buy your freedom.
I will circumnavigate
Let your picture in my mind
Be the stars at night
So I would not falter
Even when darkness strips
The coat of my courage.
Let the memory of your smile
Melt me when solitude is freezing.
Let the songs of your touch
Bring back my equanimity
When I become anhydrous from your absence.
Let the echoing sound of your laughter
Be my beaconing light
To safeguard me from the mirage
And its deceitful promises.
Let me drink from the cup of your abundance,
Satiate my thirst with the precious
We weaved together
In the festoon that ties us
In an invisible knot.
Before I leave,
Memorize this face,
But anticipate wrinkles when you see it again
For time will paint my empty fecade
With wisdom I will collect from my journey.
Hold my hands for the last time
And trace the creases of my palms.
My travel will harden them,
But know that its direction is defined
And points to a definite end.
Fear not the metal bars that separate us.
Trust the oil of our will, combined
To desolve this cage.
Stay where I leave you,
Hold the promise of my return.
And if distance is the only road
To the altar ~
I will take the chance, If I should.
I will circumvent the earth,
Chase the elusive chance of our union,
To arrive where you are.
Be sentient of the genial whisks
When my breathing blows your nape,
And when my hand rests on your shoulder
They will hint my arrival.
Together we will claim our piece of the skies
To our enraptured flight
We are free.
In reference to my poem “Caged,” I thought the conflict was unresolved in that poem. “I will Circumvent” is the sequel to the poem.
Jeques, 2009. From his Traveler’s Soliloquies poetry collection.
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