By Icess Fernandez Rojas
If I knew that a smile from you would send me into a frenzy
I would stare at my enemy
I would inspire beyond measure
The type of love that’s sought like a treasure
And open it with caution
Looking at you is like feeling brand new
And if I knew
I could feel this way
I would have stared at you all day.
Since the beginning, when the sun and moon first kissed
It would have been me and you, like this.
In a blissful rain…
In a swirl of a hurricane…
In a postcard perfect picture of truth.
Complete in our nakedness
Of unselfish preservation
Of how you move me to the better part of being.
And breathing you is life.
If I knew I needed you this way–
Just this way—
The suffocation would have ended
With a knife
To cut away time,
If I had known this was what it was like
To be loved
But I didn’t know.