Since I saw a certain picture an idea that has been stumbling around in my head...
Reveiller (Octover 29, 2006)
Early in the cool autumn morning
my senses not yet functioning,
she brings me a platter of fruit
with a cup of jasmine tea.
The white blossom's aroma
assault the lingering sleep in me.
Her gentle hand on the back of my neck
stirs something deep inside,
taking me back to an undiscovered country.
The mind's eye tries to trip the shutter
like a camera needing a tripod.
The skin's raw nerves try to grip
the sensation like a mantis holding prey.
a streak of light from the vertical blinds
find a spot on my face, crossing my pupils.
Morning's luminosity push me from the fake death,
stirs my reality, forces focus and I find
myself alone clutching an unfamiliar silken scarf.