Our ecstasy was stuff as rare
and just as fleeting, so it seemed,
as whispers melted into air
which quickened beating hearts that dreamed.
We sensed each subtle side-effect
long months before our souls evolved,
and judged each other God’s elect
so long as earth did not revolve.
If only we could freeze the days
as ecstasy dammed up our tears,
we two could live within a haze,
be spared the judgment of the years.
We kissed for nothing but the fun.
We shared like lovers ought to.
Before we sickened with the sun
and lied like we were taught to.
Our tangled limbs wilt where they lie
but nature never ages.
At every summer’s start, I’ll sigh
and think of both our cages.
But now adventure calls for you,
and strangers call for me.
These manacles might chafe, it’s true,
but shackled, we are free.