I wish I could give some context for this poem but I am pretty sure I just wanted to write a little diddy using single letter beginnings that changes by line. This is what my brain spit out for those parameters at the time.
Impatient Imagination (July 2002)
Slumbering serenity salves Seth’s sorrows.
Worries wither while weather worsens.
Melodies make mournful mayhem meander
away, apart, afar and allow air
to temper, tense, tighten. These
desiring dreams denote density,
This body aches to taste you one more time,
so long tormented by an ancient rhyme.
Blood, confined to beaten and eager veins,
yearns to wrestle my pride from ‘loving’ chains.
While will lights for me a Lucifer’s glass,
pain illumes hope while the rolling stars pass,
my iron luck, in need of alchemy,
begs and begs again for your company.
Could I swim against such fast devotion
when I tremble at first sight of ocean?
These waves erode and polish me slowly
and soon I will be dust … docile, lowly.
Finding others will not suffice for rest
and I dare not hope to cheat on this test.