Wallace Dean LaBenne

You Will Not Be Close Enough (1000)

Professor, therapist, author and poet.






You will not be close enough till in my eyes you see
your own perfect reflection
in precise imagery

You will not be close enough till in cadence we move
like modulated rhythm
with syncopated groove

You will not be close enough till there's no space between
our heated, throbbing heartbeats
but diaphanous sheen

You will not be close enough till earth and sky junction
on our horizon mingle
in composite-function

You will not be close enough till oxygen you breathe
is drawn in cubic measures
from which we can enwreathe

You will not be close enough till our spirits unite
through harmonic intention
that deep passions ignite

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