on the verge

I can be with you only
as the earth is with heaven –
ever together, always apart.

I can touch you only
as the wind touches the sea –
with desire but without a trace.

But my verse wanders like wind
through mountains, clouds, birds, flowers.
More real are my dreams

than I who dream them.
And my voice is truer
than this mouth dripping kisses.

*    *   *

© Gregory V Driscoll  2013


3 responses to “on the verge

  1. Beautiful! I liked ‘even now’ a lot too!

  2. Thanks! Welcome back… I trust you saw my comments on The Barista…

  3. Yes Greg, I did! I replied there too…
    I am planning to try writing a Tanka soon 🙂

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