Not

In the beginning,Thomas Merton Quote on love

hypnotized by the quaint euphemism
This tenderness cannot be real
not today, not now, not yesterday
you cannot really understand
you seduced with soft glances

fear is the light of willing sacrifice
that you liken to a fluttering bird
and you know you will hand everything
and hold back not an ounce of love
not today, not now, not yesterday

we held each others gaze
wrapped within a loving cocoon
offering the dreams of love
across a room till you turned
with a smirk and a soft word

having known you for a moment
having known you forever
not realizing the ragged pain
the loss of scorching love
that never touched the moment

leaving before the introduction
she did not want to be a pedestal love
or a long awaited ocean sunrise
or an imagination’s perception
not today, not now, not yesterday

Not

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