Taken from Desire to Water

In the beginning there was desire,

and desire became Will –

like tulips chasing after the sun,

we’d chase each other for a warm embrace.

Bring smoke, bring flame, bring storm,

and every trial and travesty

(and we learnt the meaning of the words:

“we would sooner have the void for purpose

than be void of purpose”).

Having braved the smoke, the flame, the storm,

we find ourselves still standing here –

not without our own challenges, but

with a bit of newly-gained wisdom.

And now that we’re here at the coast,

looking out to the open sea,

one foot in the water, Love, please let me know:

what is it that you see in the distance?

Published in Acumen 99, January 2020.