The both of us together is a wonder.
Our eyes pierce one another with analytical stares;
It wasn’t a casual glance of generalising scowls
This single moment means forever, we blink and then
the truth sets in, and you approach me silently
with open arms.
I feel the warmth of your dull coloured sweater
against the chill in this cold, dark weather
I feel the great joy of your embrace
against this congestion of bad days
A voice utters a series of words I cannot comprehend.
In the moment, I was utterly lost and struck with pallor.
I found myself saying, “What does it mean?”
“Appreciation.” Yes, that was the answer.
I wish that moment could have lasted forever.
Written for Singapore Poetry Writing Month, Day 2. The prompt is as follows:
Write a poem which names what is enough for you
Bonus #1 Use at least seven units of measurement
Bonus # 2 Do not use the words “love”, “need”, “desire”, “want” or “for”