Threat

Do you see threat

when you look at me

when you think of me

Do you feel anything else

than the deepest tenderness

I have for you

Do you perceive harshness on my face

coldness in my heart

barbed spikes on my fingers

are you afraid I hurt you

and hurt you again

That is my perception

my fear of you my dear

Let’s meet in a place

of truce and fairness

in a space created

within our words

in our story

and kiss there

and let go of the rings of the past

the rings that keep us trapped still

throwing them in the river

or even better

in the eternal fires

of our hearts

Let’s free ourselves

once and from all

from this fear

and this strife

so that we can meet

outside from the soft cocoon of our poetry too

Listen to Quest for Freedom by Future World Music