If I Take You Back Again

If I take you back again I’d be
A child
Who counts 1, 2, 3.

If I take you back again I’d feel
Exhilaration
Having sealed the deal.

If I take you back again I’d spy
For clues
In every corner of your eyes.

I’d own your smile for awhile.
The most delicious kisses, forever potent,
Would cost me my last token.

Love is a long haul.
For you
An order too tall.

If I take you back again I’d be
The definition of insanity.

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Sensory Impaired

I lived my life gagged and bound
Fearful of every sound
Clangs by far were the worse to bear
Screeches a close second
The world is loud, brash and howls
Was all that I could reckon

Boundaries escaped me
Your will preceded mine
The squeaky wheel forever greased
Became my peace of mind

Recalcitrance exacts a toll
No less was asked or given
My faculty the price I paid
Now I twirl to an inward static
Insanity homemade

Definition

For you, love defied all boundaries
All encapsulation
All definition
The mountain was worth the climb
The diamond worth the digging
The three little words
Let’s get them out of the way
Then we are free to pronounce them
In every breath
In every text
Such freedom of expression
Filled you with glee
As for me
Enrapture is a better word
Enveloped and contented
To run my fingers slowly around the glossy orb
That encircled me
Nestled in a brilliant warmth
That only required your presence

Sigh…

Then your baby mama disappeared
Leaving you with the heft of full-time fatherhood

Enough said
You know where this is going

Love does not defy definition
Commitment
My self-imposed internment

Some are hijacked
By the whim of their unfettered sentiments

In so doing
You drew a boundary
Clearly, unequivocally
Around
Yourself