Friday, 8 July 2016


I am on a mission tonight
To tell you how much I love you
Because it’s been far too long
Since I crudely drew that shy uncertain smile
That breaks like dawn
Upon this moonless dark night.

I am on a mission tonight
To speak to you in words I do not know how to utter.
I want to sit with you,
Hold your warm hands, like your heart,
To my heart,
Pour out to you
The things I could not have uttered.
I want to gaze into your deep kind eyes like, your soul
And watch them unravel my soul.

I am on a mission tonight
To brand your eyes as more than just deep,
Your soul as more than just kind.
I want to bury my head into a dictionary
And circle every word red
That reminds me of the magnificence that your magnificence is.
Red, because it is your favourite.

I am on a mission tonight
To talk to you
About that one movie you saw as a little kid
Which still echoes in every corner of your grown body.
I want to know you,
Know the dreams you had but gave up
Because ‘reality’ finally caught up to you
And know the dreams you had but never gave up
Even when reality managed to win the race.
I want to untangle you
Knot by knot, piece by piece
And see your bare soul,
And just. Keep. Looking.

I am on a mission tonight
To count the number of moles that encompass your beautiful body
Like stardust on a flawless canvas,
Like they are galaxies etched onto your perfect skin.
I want to memorize your stretch marks, your scars and their stories.
I want to learn
All that has made your body

I am on a mission tonight
To lay with you
Under the stars, on wet grass
And find every nook and corner
Every untouched contour
And envelope it into mine.
I want to hold you,
To comfort you,
To caress you,
To ease your mind.

I am on a mission tonight
To do all the things I cannot
On this dim 3 am night.
I want to immortalize you
So that men for decades to come
Will whisper this sweet serenade
Like nothings into the ears of their lovers.
I want to make you
The epitome of the power of ink.

I am on a mission tonight
To make you my mission
For the rest of our lives.

Thank you Kyle Louw for helping me polish this.

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