Tuesday, January 1, 2013

I WANT YOU

I WANT YOU 
© Farouk Asvat  

I gaze into aquamarine eyes
Seas rushing forward
          playfully
     withdrawing

As I count eternities
In every passing second
My tongue knotted in the knowledge
That your eyes dance to another tune
That my rhythm is silence.

     I left everything
     Left what bits of certainty I had
     Travelled south
     To the cape of good hope
     To seek exile in your kingdom.

But you sniffed it too:
Scent for hound-dogs in my love-sweat

But still, I sought refuge in your soft breasts
Found them hard
Rocks of my native land.

     Those that make you love them best
     Make you turn most against yourself:

     Maybe I did not acquire the astuteness of your youth
     Maybe I lost the wisdom of our forefathers
     Or maybe I've gained the rhythm of the new world

     But last night was the first three tears I shed
     In so many years;
     It was the first night without you


© farouk asvat

composed: 1980 [Cape Town, South Africa under apartheid].

[] Acknowledgements:

I Want You was previously published in:

     The Time Of Our Lives (black thoughts publications, p67, 1982);
     The Time Of Our Lives (piquant publications, p63, 2007);
     www.faroukasvat-poems.blogspot.com (01.01.2013);
     The Time Of Our Lives (kindle, 2014);
     The Time Of Our Lives (amazon paperback, p63, 2014).

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© farouk asvat.  All rights reserved.

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Permission to publish or reproduce the writings in any format can be obtained from the author.
Reproduction of this work without permission, except for scholarly & nonprofit purposes,
is liable to a payment of 10, 000 ren men bi or US$ 1,500.

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