A Kiss in Time

by Joshua Grobelch

I
Pressed forward
As forward pressed
Against my will
And against my will
I
Set out to find
A kiss in time
A kiss
Left alone on the murky streets
That I roam inside my mind
I
Determined to rewind
The concrete clasp of time
Determined to find
A kiss
I allowed to slip away
Lips
I allowed to leave that day
I
Carried my heavy heart
In burdensome sway
Drifting side to side
As I
Made my indignant way
Forward
Ever forward
Toward the abyss
Where my dignity lay
I
Am unable or unwilling
To relent
Whether those lips
Are willing
To kiss these lips
Again
I
Crippled with fear
Shuttered and shook
At what waited inside
But I
Had set out to find
A kiss in time
And make it mine
Again




ABOUT THE POET ~
I tend to write poems with a focus on rhythm and tone. Most of my poems deal with a specific feeling I am trying to convey and I use metaphors as a conduit quite often. I enjoy the challenge of rhyming, but I am just as apt to write in free verse. I tend to focus on a specific emotion or style for a substantial period, usually until I feel I have exhausted the avenues. I am a veteran, a machinist, and a poet.


Last updated November 05, 2013