I See You In Colors

“I See You In Colors” sits right up there at the top of my all-time list of favorite poems. I love everything about it so I thought I’d just share this fantastic poem here with everyone. – Ron

I am pretending you did not exist.
Ink nightly washes black
over my consciousness
and abandons me as morning seaweed
upon a foreign beach.

I am pretending we were simply
the sparkling imagination of some higher being,
our life together set below a singular epic sky
unrepeated
in future histories.

I am pretending I cannot taste you
each day as I do the sea air in my breath
when I am running,
my heart tied upon one foot,
ancient melancholy tied upon the other,
anxiously racing,
madly racing through lifetimes,
to find our brightened souls.

I see you in colors that don’t exist.

It is all that I see clearly.
and why I run.


Copyright (c) 2009 Paul Matsumoto. All Rights Reserved.

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