Y is for Yearning

 
 
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I had a vision

by Max Levites

I had a vision

    Perhaps a dream

Of us together

Lying in your bed

    Beneath your sheets

Enveloped in a blanket of your warmth

I had a vision

    Perhaps a dream

Of us together

Watching the sun set

    Over the sea

Lost inside the fires of attraction

I had a vision

    Perhaps a dream

Of us together

Holding each other

    Tight like lovers

Much closer than we’ve ever been before

I had a vision

    Perhaps a dream

That in those blue eyes

I saw affection

    A fleeting spark

Desiring me like I desire you

But my vision was

     Perhaps a dream

For I know too well

That you don't love me

     That you don't see

Me yearning madly just for you to be

More than a vision

    More than a dream

More than just something

I see through closed eyes

    Asleep at night

More than just a one-sided desire

I had a vision

     Perhaps a dream

That I could be free

That I didn’t lie

    Awake at night

Having visions, perhaps dreams, of us together.



‘I had a vision’ is a poem about yearning for the love, or at least desire, of someone who doesn’t feel the same way. I try to capture that yearning at it’s strongest, when you lie in bed alone and your mind is stuck on that singular aspiration, rooted in that poisonous combination of desire and loneliness.
— Max Levites, on inspiration for "I had a vision"

MAX LEVITES is a young professional living in Washington, DC but raised in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. In between his day job at a non-profit and writing think pieces on transatlantic policy, Max likes to dabble in creative writing. He has long been fascinated by poetry, and finds inspiration in the nature and history of where he grew up and the places he has seen on travels, combined with copious introspection.