Searching for you first appeared here in 2014. This along with two more to follow were written contiguously. They were meant to explore the the same feeling in different ways. Two of them may have been repeated before, but I modified, rewrote each. I’d love to hear what you think.
People Over Politics, World Over Wealth!
Missing Lisa ~ Philip Brent Harris
Natural light obscured by swollen clouds.
Rain-slicked streets offering no reflection.
Trudging on, collar high to ward off damp
As I turn a corner, searching for this, you.
A frigid gale shredding the vaporous veil
Ebbs, whispering encouraging, revealing.
Our spinning globe of stars and galaxies
This modest corner, infinite space, time.
Dazzling, luminous, illuminating, lucent.
Exposed, a hazardous passage looms large
In a constructed wilderness freshly washed.
Rooted, I stand, yearning, burning for you.
City skyline rises, ever-distant, ever-higher.
My fevered eyes scanning upward, seeking
your windows alone can look into my soul
Now found; a window by yours goes dark.
Wrapping my courage around me, fragile
Armor to shield my frail skin and heart as
I skirt the bitter brink, my craven doubts.
Find impetus to resume my pitiful pursuit.
My tentative steps becoming bold strides.
Early morning yawns, almost awake now.
Earth, night, day, self all flowing together
Into this, my infinite struggle against fear.
Perpetually conquered in my every dream.
Cunning, victorious in my every nightmare
The sun in transit becoming my champion.
I seek my life in you, creator and destroyer.
Life and nourishment embody and embrace
Death, my constant consort awaits patiently.
Eagerly to review those roads I’ve not taken
In your arms, I bite my thumb at our reaper.
I concede his power as fell lord of the ages.
Protected by your love, he cannot touch me.
If I die this moment, you would contain me
As on the highest mountain, you reveal all.
Peace is Purpose, Nonviolence is Strength, Diversity is Unity, Empathy is Empowerment