have you

i was walking into what are now familiar places, installations that have become personal acquaintances, signs that have accustomed themselves to greeting me their usual good morning and welcome and farewells. in all these, i found my loneliness. a phone message here and there, then and now, somehow filled a little of that vast emptiness inside me. the flooding emails somehow drowned the lulling feeling of all-in-whose-day's-work. women snuggling dear women, and men dating men. heterosexual couples engaged in a telepathic hypnosis. and i was walking with my shadow, talking to myself, and engaged in an automaton affair with my blackberry.

of course all i could think of was the next screening of final destination five, or whether i should take the ticket to see fright night. and of course she would linger beneath the shadows of my thoughts. in a sliver of happiness, i would find her wanting to share with it. with uneasy sadness, her face creeps in to remind me... where do i really want to go from here. it has been a run and chase seeming affair to run after and chase her back. i found myself seemingly falling back in the chase. when can i find that moment to slow time with you.

i almost had myself burst into a million shattered frozen balloon rubber shards. it has always been about i. how do i now make my life have a you.


Norrbu said...

Who is she? All I know is that when you see love, you grab it- it doesn't come all the time. I missed out on mine.

arcibaldo said...

and i am still holding on.

norrbu said...

clarify please - holding on as in hanging by the cliff or standing on it?

arcibald said...

it's more of delicately keeping hold of a small bird in your hand so it doesn't escape to fly away .