Pale Veiled Memory
by Karima Hoisan
Pale specter in the mind of nighttime’s sheer illusions,
You no longer glide through my blowing veiled halls.
Hard reality, sometimes known as truth, has snatched you up
And turned you into boring commonness, so cold and colorless.
But I remember an open window, when your time was my time,
Where we both laid and dreamed right through it, counting stars,
And our bed rocked upon a sea of excitement and uncertainty,
Your hand pressed to my face, when I was sleeping,
When I was weeping.
I will you, to walk again and meet me in new midnight chambers,
You were the only one in all my life who fit so perfectly,
I grow weary in this quest of finding what we had, in someone new,
If I could build a cemetery and bury you,
Then there might be, a chance for me.
Glide to me lithe memory, that holds nothing of reality; I stand waiting.
If prayers are heard, than let my summons be your greatest joy,
To lay with you on satin sheets
With curtains blowing wild on summer- breeze…
One last time, may you be mine, then tenderly, I set you free…
Oh, pale veiled memory.
@Karima Hoisan, 2011
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