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I am conscious of my breathing and the soundless music of it
This seesawing of air that keeps me alive
Now chest, now nose
Gales of exhale
My, my freshly plucked oxygen tastes so sweet.
Yesterday I saw my bus pull away.
It drove right past me.
The driver tooted his horn.
I raised my hand.
Moving it in the motion of goodbye.
Staring at the faces of my works.
They looked askance.
Mouthing wordless pleas.
I looked away. Buried my hands deep in my pockets. Whistled.
I am waiting.
Waiting for the next bus.
Waiting for my story to come.
The sun falls out of the sky
when I think of you.
Butterflies; a chorus of mocking crows.
Blood flees from my heart
and I die a little.
When I speak of you
my tongue twists into a dirge
teeth; an army of knives
laughter starts to bitter.
See how you’ve made me a glutton of time?
I reap where I did not sow.
Dancing with the fury of ticking clocks.
My mind, a map of private sorrows.
Tell me, when you steal my sleep
do you cradle it in your arms
like you once held me
on that first night
when I couldn’t sleep?
And when I dream of you
do you see me waking up drippy-eyed?
Chasing shadows I thought I saw
hiding in cupped hands and interlocked fingers?
How is it that every man wears your eyes?
And a stranger turns the pages of a book as you would?
Tell me, what is that light still dancing in your pictures?
Every morning my heart remembers to forget.
I set sail on amnesic waters hoping that I’ll find you.
Praying…begging…that you are only just behind the corner.