Reason as the Leading Motive

Silhouette Romance

Posted by Jerry on July 5, 2005

This morning,
I didn’t know if you were preparing for battle,
Or just accepting your victory.
You woke up early and quietly walked to the threshold,
Dragging my sleepy gaze behind you.
I saw you looking out at the sun
With such careless disdain,
Like it was some silly joke.
Its blazing flames
licked the edges of your skin,
Taunting you, and burning you.
But you were so much brighter;
And yet I could not see your face,
Nor the details of your naked body.
I only saw the shape of your angular form
Standing defiantly at the edge of sunlight
Sheilding my eyes from its stinging rays.
I held my gaze
In vacant stupor
And witnessed the delicate orchestration
Of light and shadows
Conspiring to create this burning effect;
A seductive silhouette.


4 Responses to “Silhouette Romance”

  1. WOW…so what was this MPR thing you were discussing, HAHAHAHA…

  2. Ergo Sum said

    Oh, if only you knew! HA! MPR has never been so intrinsically a part of my life as it is now! And I’m glad I had an understanding of such issues. 🙂

  3. Anonymous said

    u wanted me to post this so i am….

    “where is the willingness to see ur skin burn and char if only for a fleeting moment as his side?”

    im sure u can find a place to fit a line “inspired” by mine in ur poem

  4. Ergo Sum said

    I think your line should remain as an observation of my poem, like you observing my observation!
    I love your interpretation though: THe replacement of the sun as the center of my life, observable, palpable, yet so unreachable!
    Real and close yet so distant.
    Do I yearn so much to get so close to it, that I am willing to get raw blisters of heat on my skin?
    Is that even possible though? Can it happen? Will it happen?
    It seems like the pain is inevitable, either by getting closer and being burned, or by having to stay at an agonizing distance, yearning forever. The pain is certainly inevitable.–>

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