Ever Closer Than Close

I close my eyes and…
Closer than close is what you inspire,
Fanning the flame, feeding the fire,
It’s always the same, fierce, burning desire,
Roaring, ever closer than close.

I close my eyes and…
Dream upon dream in nightly procession,
Captures the ghost, like a cherished possession,
Memories of love’s everlasting obsession,
Imploring, ever dream upon dream.

I open my eyes and…
Awaken with the shiver
of morning’s icy sting,
Dreams scattered like ashes,
Blurring shadows hovering.

I open my eyes and…
Farther than far is where you have wandered,
Searching your soul, while having pondered,
Its mystery untold,
Soaring beyond, ever farther than far.

Todays poetry contest entry was written by Suzanne Czankner.


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