A Kiss That Travels Far

You see things

way too far

sentiments that defy

journeys of the mind

wandering off the margins

of  your realm.

The same way you indulge

in reflections

with blazing ardor.


What you may not know

is how your words bring me

to a place

I could bear to stay.

to a world where time

motions its hand

to a remotest space,

where a softening

of my dauntless mettle

rests in grace.


Some things in my heart

the mannered mind

won’t dare utter,

such as an affection

better not identified,

an endearment better – 

and forever left unsaid.

-marj 2014