Archive for June 29, 2008

Rainfall in the Distance

Posted in Poetry with tags , , , , , , , , , , on June 29, 2008 by dc

She’s a breath
That took the breeze and ran,

Swept with formations
And cool see-through skin,

A space in the diary,
A taste in the throat,

Forever away,
A face on a wave.

She’s a breath catching dust,
The seeds on a draught,

A blink between road signs,
A whistle in spring,

Paced by the summer air,
Whisked by a coming storm,

She is rainfall in the distance,
A looming, moving force.

Balloon

Posted in Poetry with tags , , , , , , , , , on June 29, 2008 by dc

There it lay
At 2pm
On a Sunday
Afternoon,
The withering balloon,

Creeping along
At 3pm,
Hissing out
It’s helium soul
Through a fingered hole.

Wheezing still
At 4pm,
It lasted well,
Far too well,
The dead rubber shell.

Wrinkled flat
At 5pm,
Spitting
Pity and pain,
No longer a game.

The balloon,
A picture of childhood innocence,
A picture of simplified love,
Now lies flapping,

But my dreams
Still walk behind you
Silently smelling
Your fresh perfume trail.

Up Here

Posted in Poetry with tags , , , , , , , , on June 29, 2008 by dc

Overlooking the land
Where neon lights
Crease the river
And the concrete mountains
Rise without apology,

A spot where the past
Now nestles
Underneath metal jaws,
Giants of glass
Staring down at the scenes.

On a soft hillside lying
Against the hustling thrive,
Magpies trotting,
Bagpipes echoing
As the wind strokes the future
And whistles with calm.