Every green, running water, And a thousand voices singing Stars that cross the night. Tribes come down like shadows To make castles in the sand. Here we were, a minute warmth, An hour’s embrace, quiet days And nights of eyes brighter Than bright — fires, dancing, Sighs, looping paths in the dark. A long roadContinue reading “Soup Every Morning”
Like the bird fighting a wire, This flyer cannot run by rail And falls, fluttering, well down A tunnel steeper than night. Lasting peace is always late, A soft embrace like moonlit Horses running away, subtle As a dream at dawn — lost.
Let the light die tonight. Let this ship go sailing high On still and moonless water. Be fearless and breathless, The shore now close at hand. Gateway to a dreamless land, This last loving and leaving Is the worst and best of all. Ending the body electric Is beginning nothing new.
This life is not mine, and that is not yours. We hold only slender shoots, single notes, Singular bells, green then dark then silent. Rough, we drink our joys and sorrows From a well that runs ever deep, ever Drowning deep, but still and ultimately dry. Are we each or are we all? Illusory ghosts,Continue reading “Life”
Cold and sleeping trees Verdant recall and promise Knowing hope is love
The dream is still there, even if it’s etched in glass And a sandstorm is bearing down, the hit or miss Uncertain as a long and sleepless, starless night. I hate to hope, unreason reasoning that longing Begets distance, a monster birthed by troubled sleep. There has to be a low door in the wall,Continue reading “Digging Leviathan”
America is eating itself. A cabal of carnal cannibals, A carnival of carrion, Dead men overdrawn With every kind of hunger. Feasting on the poor, The weak, women and children, Even the dead, these men Will never stop, never Surrender until the world Has been devoured. And the despairing, desperate And driven hordes of nobodyContinue reading “American Carnage”
Like a door slammed across my fingertips I miss you with a pain so hard and reverberant That I can scarcely think or move; a hundred Miles is a thousand years and I’m nowhere At all anymore, untethered and undone But knotted through every artery and vein, Breaking my heart over a moment’s missed joyContinue reading “Just Today”
An ash desert, winds bearing nothing But dead dreams, and memories of green. Hollow world, the creation of hollower men Gone mad with machines, digging leviathans, Giants of the deep lusting, burning, blind. Sweet fruit of the earth goodbye, beauty Of lost animals forgotten, a steady drum Of the end beating like a black heart.Continue reading “Left Behind”
The sweetest sun sleeps at dawn And the bitterest twist cuts like a winter night This heart is full and frozen