I JUST CAN’T HELP FALLING IN LOVE WITH YOU / Poem by Santiago Ali

Poem by Santiago Ali

 

I JUST CAN’T HELP FALLING
IN LOVE WITH YOU

For your eyes are
the taste of my tears
your lips
the shape of my heart
Who uttered the first word
ever spoken on the face of
the silent earth
I just can’t help falling
in love with you
as you alone know my name
Yet not my story

Although how beau ideal
was that posture
of surrendering limbs
those lonely bones’ prostration
how lavish was the bestowal

When eyes suddenly awakened to discern the reality
from dream
walking past those melodious footsteps
consciousness will ever
be echolocating them

It was an apple’s taste that made my heart understand
the secrets
Oh, how on earth can I not remember that smell
When my trembling body judged your touch
I just can’t help falling
in love with you
for this is not the end of the story without any moral
So erected in defiance
was the
Skeleton of the human
that roared to the sky above until a numinous hand sprinkled nuggets of a quintessential element that eclipsed the angry sun….

I am excavating an ancient ruin to find my voice
my ancestors
were not free to express
These are my voyages
in the rain
to explore the stories
of native tribes
who knew what
they didn’t know…..

I am searching for those footsteps
Imprinted on the forest wind leading to the engraved map
of human geography
always emerging from a war
And I am always in love with my enemy’s daughter
For there is a savior dolphin
in every woman

And in chaotic waters
of deep life
I am as voracious as a pirate for a shipwreck
propelling a boat by one ore
in between two rivers
of two lives….

We are flowing in
yet cannot merge into one without a big fall
Cascading through a giant body of a mountain into the gravity of love
Let’s fall together to rise in the dolphins song………….

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