blink the light

i feel pressure like an acid stone

curling wisps of fleshy smoke

as all my confidence degrades.

 

i do not know why certain folk

rob my self, make it choke

all i can say are words of aching breath.

 

they blink the light, my lungs go broke

my heart hates itself for all the love.

i do not know you, i can not love you

how could you betray me, my heart

how could you let the affection grow?

 

you persist! i want nothing more than to look beyond this one

let me move on

let me move along

i do not know him, i cannot love him

but Heart declares i should.

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takeoff

Lilting tilting through the air

grinding gears that lift and tear.

pavement kisses, say goodbye

break free, takeoff, to the sky.

 

Whistling wind that slivers in

waiting, cold and shivering.

burning rubber lights the night,

twirling smoke-flavored goodbyes.

Of Elements in a Deeper Sense

Fire & darkness, water & light,

The betrayal of flames to the sure-sleeping night.

What face flows like a shadow, in the shade of rippling trees,

as the river is forgotten and the world knows unease?

 

Read the flames and flickering sparks.

The smoking coals and watery hearth.

See the elusive colors flare,

Of water, earth, flame and air.

 

What comes when elements’ designs,

Become one in a clap of light?

And all we know beyond the fire,

Becomes unbearably dark and bright?

 

To hold to the shadows where flames once thrived,

To breathe in the insistence of unbroken night.

Fighting back terror and seeking respite –

Look, the Light! We’ve been found by it.