What We Have

What we have
is meant
for another time
and our hearts
keep distance
even when
our spirits
share secrets
only lovers know. 

Our's is an intimacy
we may whisper
in our hearts
but is forbidden
by tongue
or by touch. 

Poem, Picture, and Recital © 2016 Nick LeForce
Poem Excerpted from A Season of Longing

Only our eyes
can take
the dive, 
mind loving
what is banned
in our bodies, 
as our spirits
bed together
under endless stars.