This is by no means the end

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The wasteland of almost maybes
calls out to me, while unrelenting mauve crocus bulbs open
knowing
I am a match waiting to be struck; outside
the sun, slowly ebbing, observes as I
walk slowly into the arms of dubiety– what little
resistance left within me crumbles, like
massive stone pillars; only
in this case it’s the vibrational energy of atoms and
molecules, logic be damned
there are times when we just know, before
it reaches a conclusion; just then
the sky shapes your face and I am
spared the moment when the mind becomes a blackened
matchstick– perhaps when we finally arrive
at the end of quarantine period it will all fit together, and I
will burn brightly, an amber-blue flame ignited
by your love.

 

 

Photo credits: Emmanuelle Brisson Photography, Pinterest

Literary device: Enjambment ๐ŸŒณ๐ŸŒพ

Day Twenty-nine ~ This is (almost) the end

Skylover Wordlist: Match ๐Ÿ’

Posted for ‘Play It Again’ @ Real Toads

Posted for Weekly Scribblings @ Poets and Storytellers United

Comments

  1. Jim says:

    Social Separation must be hard on couples in the courting stage of their relationship. You told that well, them waiting for separation to end.
    ..

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Jim ๐Ÿ˜€ so glad the poem resonated with you ๐Ÿ’„โค๏ธ

    1. Sanaa says:

      โค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธ

  2. Kerry says:

    perhaps when we finally arrive
    at the end of quarantine period it will all fit together

    This is so wistful, Sanaa. I feel the longing in the narrator’s tone for a time of certainty, a time to plan for a future beyond covid 19 days.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Kerry ๐Ÿ˜˜ so glad you liked it ๐Ÿ’„โค๏ธ

  3. vandana sharma says:

    Amorous!!! Let the match of passion be ignited!!!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Definitely ๐Ÿ˜€ thanks for stopping by, Vandana ๐Ÿ’„โค๏ธ

  4. I love the defiant title, Sanaa, the โ€˜wasteland of almost maybesโ€™, and โ€˜I am a match waiting to be struckโ€™, full of pent up passion, ready to ignite! My favourite lines:
    โ€˜โ€ฆjust then
    the sky shapes your face and I am
    spared the moment when the mind becomes a blackened
    matchstickโ€™.
    This poem will resonate with many lovers kept apart by the virus.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Kim ๐Ÿ˜€ so glad you enjoyed it ๐Ÿ’„โค๏ธ

  5. Thotpurge says:

    wasteland of almost maybes… like that!!!

    1. Sanaa says:

      ๐Ÿ˜‰

  6. Old Egg says:

    There is nothing quite like being happy and loved by your partner. I particularly like your use of the word dubiety which have not used myself before.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Robin ๐Ÿ™‚ so glad the poem resonated with you ๐Ÿ’„โค๏ธ

  7. Ellecee says:

    We trust that this will be as you dream itโฃ๏ธ๐ŸŒน๐Ÿ™

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hopefully! Thanks for stopping by, Ellecee ๐Ÿ’„โค๏ธ

  8. Sanaa- You have woven a beautiful tale of longing and hope.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Linda ๐Ÿ˜€ so glad you liked it ๐Ÿ’„โค๏ธ

  9. Helen says:

    Incredibly lovely, the anticipation will be worth it.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Helen ๐Ÿ˜€ we will get through this phase together ๐Ÿ’„โค๏ธ Fingers crossed!

  10. Bev Crawford says:

    A thoughtful quarantine view of romance, beautifully written.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Beverly ๐Ÿ™‚ so good to see you ๐Ÿ’„โค๏ธ

  11. Yes, maybe when quarantine ends we can know life with touch again. Beautiful writing

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Susie ๐Ÿ˜€ so glad the poem resonated with you ๐Ÿ’„โค๏ธ

  12. Rommy says:

    Can anything be worse for young lovers than being trapped in a wasteland of almost maybes?

    1. Sanaa says:

      Probably not, Rommy! Hanging on to every bit of hope I can muster and find. ๐Ÿ’„โค๏ธ

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