Opposites

"Adonai"
12" x 16" acrylic on canvas panel

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I sought his embrace
in the dark light of my soul,
yearning for the illumination
that only he could evoke

My eyes
have burned to memory
the form and substance
of his hands,
his smile,
those sparkling eyes of dream

And I reach out for this vision
even in slumber,
finding only empty sheets bereft of his form
stained from my lingering tears
through which I struggle to breathe.