Torch and a Spear


We were like two ships

Passing through the night

My perfume in the breeze

Yours, with smoke-filled trees


You made me pause

For a moment–

Inhale memories long forgotten,

Though occasional visitors


But I’ve tasted and drunk

Enough damp midnight air

Not to want to go back there.

Walk with me  for awhile


Come and gaze through my window

Take a look at your possibility

To share the fragrance with me

And leave that stale air behind


The shore is not too far

If you take the dive with me

I have a torch, you have a spear

Together– we have nothing to fear!