Once Upon a Journey
by Martin A. Ramos

A clarity of dreams anticipates your return
and in my eyes awaits an audience of stars.

Strong waves lash my arms, wet with the Caribbean’s
spindrift air and willful northeasterly winds.

A stretched galactic canvas, here lies an ecstasy
of youth exploding like a supernova.

Here now and then interconnect, matter.
In gales of will and abandon, please come:

Unfurl your sails by sailors rigged.
Glide, surge, pulse, pivot. Let’s gather

and store caresses for the rough journey
into tomorrow. And though a lover’s frailty

obscures my senses I cannot drown.
I sleep, wade deep in holy water.

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