I have been nowhere yet,
To claim to have seen the world,
To have lived a life.
I have not seen the sunset,
Or the sunrise in its true glory.
Though every morning I do wake up,
And every evening I go to bed.
I have not seen the thin blue line on a summer morn,
At the horizon while I walk the shoreline.
I have not enjoyed the seas,
For I despise the water for reasons unknown.
I have not made love in its true glory,
Where the moments stand still and bodies stay entwined.
Pebbles of sweat descending our spines,
I have seldom had love seep right through my veins.
I have not seen the stars on a velvet sky,
For my eyes stay glued to the ground.
Seldom have I taken a moment to gaze,
And ponder my insignificance, caught up in blithe.
I have seldom smelt the air,
For every breath I took had a purpose,
To survive but never to live.
Such has been my plight.
I wish I could do all these things,
To feel what it means to feel again.
To touch for the sake of touching,
Featured Image: https://in.pinterest.com/pin/361343570107484745/
The image is by artist Henrik Aarrestad Uldalen whose work is one of the most touching I have seen. I would love for you to check out his work at: https://www.henrikaau.com