One Wish

The original version of One Wish, titled One Wish To Tell, has been published in All of Me Vol. II, courtesy of Shadow Spark Publishing. Title art is by Dominik Mayer.

Listen to One Wish by Richard Charles Stevens

Listen to Navigators by Turbo Knight ft. Starquake Synthmaster

I only have one wish this day
To steal your grievous pain away
Feel each twinge on your behalf
And darn the fraying fringes of your heart to place within a famed ellipsis
Hold you in my arms and charm the sun into your somber skies
Watch it rise like silent tide within your timeless eyes and see them brighten
All the while your grip on mine shall infinitely tighten

I only have one wish this day
To see you stray from lonesome path
Surpass the loathsome air of waif
Declare it safe to venture forth
And take up exponential form
Trace the tasteful contours of your telltale heart with tender warmth
Cauterize the aftermath of former lives departed

Impart a blessing dressed in twine
His and hers to end the curse that binds
Take your nervous hand in mine
And read your palm a fairy tale
A fable braided from the dreams that come away each time we seam
Matters not if you reciprocate
For all of me I give not to receive
Simply love to slumber midst the breeze each time your name it breathes

Love is not a mystery to me
Love is ancient history
Perpetually repeating
Can be tempestuous sea when restlessly proceeding
Strung out by conceptual leaps deprived of soulful faith
Leaving those who strive in vain to brave each crashing tidal wave doleful in its devastating wake
Complicating simple sorrows borrowed from tomorrows chased away
Love is not a mystery
But riddle to be solved
Smelling salts forever undissolved
Hand-picked cloves from deepest souls
Proposals of the healing balm we need to bleed with dignity and calm
Residual in surrealist charm
Instinctive in its fearless psalm

I only have one wish this day
To feel it beating peerlessly within your weakened heart
To see it start
To prise your ribs apart and plant a kiss upon each artery
To reach into the charred debris and reinforce its armory
Offer up endorsement to camaraderie and strike beatific harmony
Make you feel terrific as that’s principally my role you see

I only have one wish this day
To see you peeking through the blinds
To feel your keen eyes widening
Remind you that you’re seen
Not a single thing need be for me
Bleed into each fracture line to gratify the satellite with sight to see your weeping heart appeased

I only have one wish this day
To head down to the willow lake
Skim bespeckled pebbles cross the mystic river liberating
Little to deliberate
Lifetimes to reiterate
Waited aeons patiently
To see you dancing gracefully
Tripping sunshine
Skipping rope beneath the fulsome glow of moon
Beckoned by the dandelions in tantalizing bloom
Boundless theme
And groundless flight
My only wish
To kiss your flight
To see you paint a portrait in the skies
Greet unique horizon
Until such time as the fever heightens
All the while your grip on mine shall infinitely tighten

Richard Charles Stevens

Keeper of The Crimson Quill

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3 Comments

    1. The perfect way to feel this piece.

      “I only have one wish this day
      To see you peeking through the blinds
      To feel your keen eyes widening
      Remind you that you’re seen”

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