The Door Ajar

POETRY FORMAT, 10 Apr 2017

Emanuel E. Garcia – TRANSCEND Media Service

The door ajar
And more –
I brought so little
And the room above your garden
Was so spare

Through the open window
Buds and leaves and petals
Swayed or fallen, reckless undergrowth –
A tapestry so deeply dyed that
Every morning
I would lay in wait for the creeping warmth
To show another hidden maze

Nights I roamed a little westward
Through the hallways,
Up and down the stairs of the empty house

The sea was in my bones, I thought,
Kissing the cool white plaster of the winding walls:
I wanted to adorn them with shipwreck,
Stars, tales of the always fatal glance
That made for wandering

When I found you at my post
In the dead of dark
Filling your lungs with the fragrance of pursuit,
I lingered at the threshold:
Even a tired eye would glisten
At the mischief of art, would glow
For the keen blade of a wave

It was time to pack our bags

March 2017
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Dr. Emanuel E. Garcia is an American poet, novelist and physician who now resides in New Zealand. He may be contacted at emanuelegarcia@gmail.com.

 

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2 Responses to “The Door Ajar”

  1. Ana says:

    … to adorn the winding walls with shipwreck
    Stars, tales of the always fatal glance
    That made for wandering …

    What an amazingly beautiful poem!

  2. Gary Corseri says:

    One wanders, almost aimlessly (though beautifully allured). And then one finds a companion with whom to wander–and the world “glistens” anew, awaiting; and a new threshold is reached; a new journey begun–together….