Self-Educated Lessons

I built your image in

words written down

that served no justice

so I burn them now.

Maybe I’ll learn one

day how I can behave

at the sight mysteries

buried in what you say.

Lost is the cracking

sparks of ember’s flash

I feel the warming light

kissing my face at last.

What could a page of

words serve to provide?

Except for my own self

words I will never hide.

I know the position of

stars where they were

when I first fell in love

with your face’s curves.

I need no monument I

remember everything

from the mystery of you

with reason I tried bring.

I wrote it down to be

a place I would return

where I could retrace

the revelations learned.

I’ve decided to sacrifice,

on an alter of green grass,

the educating lines I’ve

seen in the mirror’s glass.

8 Comments Add yours

  1. kristianw84 says:

    Brilliant and beautiful! 😍😍

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thank you Kristian 😊

      Liked by 1 person

      1. kristianw84 says:

        You’re so welcome. I always enjoy reading your posts.

        Liked by 1 person

  2. Absolutely wonderful

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Many thanks! I appreciate that.

      Liked by 1 person

  3. Susi Bocks says:

    Oh, Jared! This is exquisite. Such a wonderful rhythm and obviously the words are lovely. These lines held my breath

    “Except for my own self
    words I will never hide.”

    Beautiful! 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thank you Susi. 😊

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Susi Bocks says:

        My pleasure to point this out. 🙂

        Like

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