pine-shells and mud clumps, rivers and vines
I like you now and love you all of the time
silvering skies, blossoming eyes
the rivers that run through my heart seek a prize
i speak to the mountains, they chuckle and sigh
the treetops wave down at the seas with delight
feathers and roots, charred logs and sticks
my dear, i’m wholly in love with your rhetoric.
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.