In pursuit of love

shadow running

In pursuit of love I tried to run

from the ordinary,

the mundane,

the drab of life’s existence,


dressed in my new clothes.

I saw love lurking in the shadows

furtively blending into the dark.


He moved like a bandit,

crouched like a sly cat

too elusive for me to catch.


Then the madness consumed me,

wanting so badly

for you to love me madly.

Beyond the world of reality,

in quest of the love in my dreams.


There were streets filled with people,

stridently stepping  like me.

Turning dark corners,

ducking through  alleyways,

sniffing for their opiate,

Stealing others’ needles for their dreams.


When I woke up to the ordinary,

I cried into my pillow, disappointed

that this was just a bad dream.


So I take out a clean sheet of paper

and doodle throughout the day.

Maybe tomorrow and the day

after  – I’ll finally find you,

synchronistically searching for me,


The one who is not complete and whole

until he finds the other side of me.