I would like to take you to a place where there are no people.
Where we could sit on the banks of a river in amidst the green,
And watch unconcerned fish flick their bubbles toward the surface,
And birds would take no notice of us.
We would hold hands where there was silence,
Where you could feel the water as a mist and a deluge,
Where you could breathe out fully
In a moment of stillness.
You would lead me to water through fire,
I would bring you safe havens in untamed jungles.
You will wake in the morning warm from my body,
And find on your hands
The names of the places I wanted to share with you
Written there while you slept.
We would walk together through cobbled streets,
Watching young ladies,
And feeling the weight of history held in old stones.
You would bring me coffee in the morning
And teach me the language of your ancestors,
And we would search for ourselves in cities where we cannot read the streetsigns.
I would leave flowers on your pillow for you to find,
And love you with my lips
In an orange grove under the autumn sky.
We would be savage with each other
In the lands where man was born,
Under the scorch of the sun
That strips away all our pretences
And leaves us raw with one another.
I would be your huntress and your prey
And the sound of drums in your ears.
You a caged beast searching for your wilderness
And I, your release.
© mjc 30 November 2015