Somehow I always felt you close
Sensed a truth, a knowing
Like a knot
Unraveling in the dark indentations
Of my lonely self
Are you there… bashful soul?
What is this sigh
That yearns beneath my breath
That lurks at the edge of my hopeless whisper
Is it you, Silence?
Is it your whisper… that I long to hear
Is it your stillness that I had turned away from
Is it your flesh
That I must now
Reveal my naked self to
Are you the one that I yearn to kiss?

©MJ Donnery