Precious Illusion

as I watched

your photograph fade

and

disintegrate

I wept because

I knew

it was

the last time I’d

see you

(c) Rob Goldstein January 2019

A scan of a weathered photograph of a young woman in her teens
Sandy at 17

 

This month marks the second anniversary of my Sister’s death. I need to take a few days off from my blog to let myself grieve.

I’ll be back soon…

Rob

In the Turbulent Night

Arms
and
legs

twisted
in
the
turbulent
night

penetrate
& bruise

till the
center
implodes

and
silence.

(c)Rob Goldstein 2018

 

 

 

 

 

Snap!

Awash

in a sea

of

absolute

red

God aims a kiss

and fires!

Snap!

…and

a chorus of

angels

goes

Ooh…

Robert Goldstein (c) 2016-2018
Revised December 2018

 

 

I Will Tell You These Secrets

Your touch

is a

soothing

caress

and when

we touch

my heart

beats within

your chest.

I think of you

each morning,

I look for you

each night,

I remember

your embrace

and savor the

memory of my

delight.

How can I express

the power

of my gratitude?

To hold you,

to know that

I am safe,

sheltered from

the pain

of these

memories

that

consume

me.

I look into

your eyes

and see

that you are

not

afraid.

I can never

repay you

for the wonder

you bring,

but I can tell

you these secrets:

you kiss my lips and open my heart

you touch me and awaken my body

you gaze into my eyes and heal

my soul,

and when you hold me,

I am complete.

 

(c) Rob Goldstein 2015-2019

 

I first posted ‘I Will Tell You These Secrets in August 2016 as an experiment in
the use of VR and video to stage a performance.  As I review the video I can
see what works but I think it lacks maturity.

I’ve revised the poem and re-posted it because it is a heartfelt expression of
love and gratitude.

In the interests of transparency I’ve left the video as part of the post.

What do you think?

 

 

If you celebrate Thanksgiving, I hope yours is warm and safe.

Rob Goldstein