Watching an episode of “The Outer Limits” would seem strange fodder for poetic inspiration. Yet even a tale of a blind man given sight, only to see a woman in another dimension, can prod my muse into action. So here goes:
Once blind, now I can see,
The beauty the world shows to all.
Yet to my surprise, through solid wall,
She appears, and cries out to me.
Left here, unseen by everyone,
She drifted in her own Purgatory,
Until a miracle drug allow me to see
This daughter of a neutron sun.
We reveled in each other’s arms,
An answer to each other’s prayers.
We loved, forgetting all our cares,
Thinking we were safe from all harms.
Yet others from the government
Sought her knowledge for evil schemes.
I could not bear her tortured screams.
I destroyed those men’s machines,
Shattering their electronic screens,
And freed her, with my last strength spent.
Now once again I cannot see,
And live my life without my sight.
Yet sometimes, in the dead of night
I feel her fingers on my skin
And know it is possible to win
The greatest love the world can’t see.
If you like it, thank you. If not, blame El Guapo – he made me do it!