Glimpses Across The Barricades
I thought of you today
When I was least prepared.
I thought I heard you say
Those precious words we’d never shared.
We had no need for talk
When our souls were intertwined.
We shared sweet laughter as we walked
Deep kisses, drugged, like wine…
Distance seemed to matter not,
For time was ours to own.
I recalled … and then forgot
That love should never breathe alone.
The safe harbor of your arms,
Where I could finally, safely, sleep
Led me to believe … that this precious time
Was forever ours to keep.
When did those church bells cease ringing
And spring flowers cease to bloom
When did The Sword of Damocles
Hang waiting in the room.
All those words we’d heard before
Recalled and distrusted … by their deeds.
We were so wise, we knew, we swore …
Even as we began to bleed.
If those hands of fate should bring you again
Dressed in your armor to my door
Then ‘my knight’ I’ll hold you
and whisper words, I should’ve said before.