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.
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.
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.