For today’s prompt I decided to stretch out of my comfort zone to honor the efforts and an agreement made between two parties. Please pardon the interruption to your regular broadcast as I attempt something I am very much not good at. Oh and don’t worry, I’m still flying high. This is not meant to be for any particular person.
Unanswered Unnoticed Elegance
My words are oft large, clunky, heavy phrases
but you are soft and light.
So how can one as unrefined as I
capture the beauty in my sight?
If I could I would wrap you in miles of dedicated words
but your beauty is one that will not wait.
And so, my love, while I have you here
it is the wild tempest of my head whose thoughts I must abate.
How does one who knows so little of these things
frame the luxuriousness of your hair?
How do I distill in words to tell you plainly
of a love, unrequited, pure, an admiration unaware?
I must find the way to speak, sophisticatedly
to match the feeling of your presence.
I have to shed the formalities, the grandiose
to speak truly to your essence.
Your face is a reflection of starlight
I am absorbed in its beauty.
I have no power when I am in your gaze
your eyes take me to infinity.
You hold yourself with such grace and poise
your slender arms reach out with tenderness.
I see in you a rest, a repose
a cure to a wandering soul’s loneliness.
Your spirit is curious and unrestrained
your words are lifted lightly on gentle fairy’s wings.
I hang on every word you say
of hopes and dreams and wishes and other secret things.
Have I even slightly triumphed to capture your wit or strength or humor
can my superficial words come close to your elegance?
Or am I simply crippled by your touch
or struck dumb by my arrogance?
Of all the things I am most sure
Death, taxes, the setting sun, and the rising sea.
There is none as sure as this:
that you will never notice me.