Words Cannot Explain-Poem

by Samuel De Lemos

When I touch you
I feel the light of the universe
a billion years old
traveling through your flesh.
When you touch me
the warmth of infinite
suns dance in oblivion
through me.

We call this love—

We dare to frame
the unfathomable
between the letter L and
letter E.

You and I contain
the secrets of the universe.
Secrets that barren words
cannot explain.

A million poets will speak
about this mystery
not one of us
will ever
clarify what it is—
it’s in our hearts
and in our mouths,
found in the warmth of your
skin pressed against mine.
It’s in the way
you call me by my name,
your laughter
and tender embrace.