March 10, 2008


By Charles Sapp II

Tear stained flesh,
unaccompanied with comforting arms;
displays of unaffection.
Question the face of love, is this what you want?
Fear of closeness
attached emotion
solidified whisper,
a suitable kiss
with passion stained sheets
embraced suction of sweat
and heartbeat talk.

Laying in parallel—
worlds united,
past histories clash
redefining future possibilities.
Unconditional love,
blame mother and father.

Caged affection
with animal instincts
and human feelings;
unaddressed with silent ways
to say I love you
and sorry to have hurt you.