by Stacey M. Campen
I have found the soul can never rest
once awakened by a passion of such force
that it stirs the will to lose all sense
and amble blindly toward the fire.
I have learned that resolution is a thing
upon which love will tread without remorse,
and lives go on, hearts still beating
in time with each other, despite resolution.
Such a crime it is to deny the very part
of you that exists only to be touched
by the only other entity that soothes its burn
and to singe your own heart for feeling.
I have found that I have not yet lost
the aching torment left inside, the loss of you
and all the world made between us,
and still I search for you everywhere.