Archives for the month of: December, 2014

come play with me

After the carousel closes
The paper cups strewn across the ground
swept and contained for disposal
Ask me if I felt free.
Atop the Ferris wheel
in the blue flannel sky
Amid the ravens and the red hawks
Where you saw me spread my arms
like wings
Where I set loose the quiet ruin
At ease, at last, with not knowing
with trust
with the ethereal certainty
of nothing

distant pola

In the space between evermore
and you, I
have everything
All light and symphony
The impossible,
unfathomable overwhelm
of being sated.
No terrible thing, to long
for a hand to hold
a warm body
to warm my body
on a frigid February morning
Yet, here
in mild, melty December
I stand silent with proof
of everything

light from above

When the light beckons
heed it
don’t squander about
checking the locks on the
doors and making sure
the kettle is unplugged

Meet your life.

Meet the death  of an old
you with daisies in your hair.
Only you can see
the shimmer of
starlight that wraps
around you like a wool
scarf in the winter of your
discontent.

Discontent.

Don’t waste it.
Step up to the alter,
make one vow —

From this day on you
will honour the craggiest, most unruly
corner of your soul
Humour it with broccoli for dinner and
human rights revolution for dessert.
Sit still and hear it
Do not for one more precious, timeless moment
forget
that you and you alone
are responsible for the light

alone

Is your mania a character?
Does it have something to say — to
need, am I reading it wrong?
What is the centre of the hurt
from which you sway to and fro
The tiny kernel of your largest,
deepest, most
unsatisfying darkened distress?
When you hear the howls, do your
ears perk up for opportunity
A friend, your kin, or the
invitation to your next meal.
Sit with the sensation that
consumes your nerves, your tendons,
the tendrils of innocence and longing.
Feel a rage you hold inside your
fine bone china heart. Know that
tomorrow, no matter what you believe
tonight, the wind will whisper to
the treetops — and they will
respond and wave hello.