Undying is a love poem written from the perspective of a reader to a poet–any reader, any poet. It is an expression of desire for that deep connection a reader feels when a poem touches the sweet spot of emotion, and it is a request for the poet to keep writing so that their words live on.

Listen to me read Undying

kiss my unsung

your lips know its melody

ancient is its unhurried time signature

unworried, it shall tumble onto

your seeking tongue

while you

stroke my unseen

your touch knows its curve

prudent is its age-worn path toward eventide

unwound, it shall guide

your bleeding wrist

for it

wants my unloved

your heart knows its sorrow

fleeting is its moment on eager parchment


unleashed, it shall declare wishes

for those who yearn to perceive

your unsung, contemplate

your unseen, embrace

your unloved

through words undying

we breathe

Fraser Fir Leaves
© Ann Garcia 2020

© Ann Garcia