If I saw you every day I’d take for granted your magnificence you’d be as lovely as any day yet I’d be blind to the grace always there what can I do to see you more to realize what I’ve always known? moving closer would see to fit “another way” says the muse of solitude
loneliness would seem extreme as a method to then fill my life in the moments without you there a void is formed allowing me to see touch would find much more to feel your scent would conjure fragrance pure perhaps the greatest I leave for last the vision of a smile would transcend
I’d remember what I forgot lack has a power few understand in the span of separation I am reminded of splendor’s charm in every day the glory is lost when loneliness is not given its due any day has so many gifts when absence recalls what I’ve lost.
2016, Sean Green. All Rights Reserved, 20161203.
I wrote “Absence Recalls” as a reaction to the Henry Rollins quote,
“Loneliness adds beauty to life. It puts a special burn on sunsets and
makes night air smell better.“ While being alone pangs the heart for
more, the recall of the beautiful sights outside of those secluded
moments can be the reward.