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i cannot touch you (lyrics)

i cannot touch you

oh how i want to

i want to

but it would kill you inside

it would kill you inside

the poem…

the inspiration would swirl

down from above

deep into your flesh

far from the light

and hidden from sight

i would become a slave of lust

unable to see

your essence again…

i cannot touch you

oh how i want to

i want to

to touch you

to touch you

to touch




darkness and light

if she is darkness,
i fear to be light…
for she would vanish into nothingness –
we could never mingle or touch
except to eliminate…

your mind

i tried to touch your mind,
whispering intuitions
as i unwrapped them,
chanting visions
of perfect children
with your face and mine.
i painted you
upon every thought,
and every wall,
but human distance is hell.
it’s wearing me thin,
and your moths are forgetting the poems,
distracted by tambourines
and the flamenco at night.
i stoke the bonfire every day.
it has consumed everything,
more than i own.
can you feel the warmth?
can you see the glow?
but now, love, my body cries
to be fed,
to be released,
to transcend, and
my angels have flown
to higher ground;
said i was a ghost
wandering in violets
searching for your body –
following the butterfly
of inspiration.


the wasp wears your mask,
your face –
beautiful danger he imitates,
obedient traveler across deliberate seas
nourished by a psychic moon –
darling, your messenger – sibylline,
has arrived:
He wants my trust,
He enters my eye,
He drinks my tear,
He carries me into your mind.
i see great walls,
and things forbidden,
i feel your presence.
i ask him to find your body,
he can only reveal your truth,
locked within his fatal touch.
the sting is your sting,
the pain is your pain
the agony of our love –
i will bury him
in the garden
with the others,
and wait, patiently
for another
for another,
for another.


i think of her still,

in that endless field of violets

sending her touch –

tender ethereal butterfly

kissing my mind

with inspiration.