Untangle the Knot

I can’t untangle this knot

too tight my finger bleed

to be free is what I really need

but my efforts are for naught


I can’t untangle this knot

it binds me and keeps me stuck

as I lay face first in brackish muck

my efforts are for naught


I can’t untangle this knot

though it painfully constricts my lungs

and my heart beats in my chest like drums

my efforts are for naught


I can’t untangle this knot

while others grow and run and play

I remain tied to my misery every day

and my efforts are for naught


I can’t untangle this knot

in anger I struggle against the ropes

until I collapse exhausted, bereft of hopes

because my efforts are for naught


I can’t untangle this knot

it baffles me like a puzzle I cannot solve

a constant tension that cannot be resolved

still my efforts are for naught


I can’t untangle this knot

and resign myself to forever being bound

by my own demons who will always surround

because my efforts are for naught


I will never untangle this knot

Never Apart

So many colors thoughts and images

Floating in and out through me like a stream

Stories told through ever turning pages

You are always the woman of my dreams


I open my eyes greeted by your face

Feeling your body radiating warmth

And with my arms accepting your embrace

An endless well my love for you springs forth


Our love story is one for the ages

Forged from reckless passion and deep desire

Tossing out the wisdom of the sages

We each endured trials of stone and of fire


Now we hold hands and share kisses in dark

Our hearts are one never to be apart