Lost In The Awakening

…you drift out of reach

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In my lonely heart 
shadows roam amongst the light
and I hear your voice 
echoing beneath my dreams
for just a moment 
there is nothing that I fear
then a gentle touch follows 
over long seconds

when the silence roars 
I feel a window open
a breath of jasmine 
a world away from this place
and a soft sweet song 
floats in on an errant breeze

I am ankle deep 
in the shallows of longing
almost too lovely 
too painful to be endured
like sky meets the sea 
we are forever entwined

in numberless ways 
the promises between us 
haunt our restless souls

the ghost of your touch 
like a soft awakening
a candle flickers
again the pain of parting
nothing left to grasp 
and I am falling 
once more
like a lost leaf 
into the beyond

I cling to your memory
the tide tugs unseen
it is darkly beautiful 
just before the dawn
grief weighs heavy
upon me

you drift out of reach
fragile and ever fading
lost in the awakening

© Ann Bagnall

** A poem from my book ‘I Dance With The Ghost That Haunts Me’ published on Amazon**

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