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The Simplicity of Intimacy Chall. 11 - Based on REM's song Nightswimming

The Simplicity of Intimacy Chall. 11 - Based on REM's song Nightswimming
By DesertBoyIan on 04/11/2011
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Softly closing my eyes,
I see you naked and smiling.
I remember moon glow on the water,
And the stillness of stars,
Quietly twinkling,
And us,
unaware of anything
Beyond the moment.
Playing, laughing, teasing,
The simplicity of intimacy,
Understood by us alone.
Yet how innocence soon fades,
With the seasons,
And disappears without notice,
Into a glimpse of the past,
Replacing the moment,
With everyday life,
Sometimes we forget to remember,
Nights passed under the moon glow.
Yet I realize now the importance
Of that single moment,
And keep it always in memory,
A gentle remembrance of our love,
You naked and smiling,
Playing, laughing, teasing,
Unaware of anything
Beyond the moment,
The simplicity of intimacy.

Nightswimming deserves a quiet night.
The photograph on the dashboard, taken years ago,
Turned around backwards so the windshield shows.
Every streetlight reveals the picture in reverse.
Still, it’s so much clearer.
I forgot my shirt at the water’s edge.
The moon is low tonight.
Nightswimming deserves a quiet night.
I’m not sure all these people understand.
It’s not like years ago,
The fear of getting caught,
Of recklessness and water.
They cannot see me naked.
These things, they go away,
Replaced by everyday.
Nightswimming, remembering that night.
September’s coming soon.
I’m pining for the moon.
And what if there were two
Side by side in orbit
Around the fairest sun?
That bright, tight forever drum
Could not describe nightswimming.
You, I thought I knew you.
You I cannot judge.
You, I thought you knew me,
this one laughing quietly underneath my breath.
The photograph reflects,
Every streetlight a reminder.
Nightswimming deserves a quiet night, deserves a quiet night.

"The greatest warriors are the ones who stand for peace." H. Near

© By DesertBoyIan On 4/11/2011 12:22:16 PM
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