Archive for July 2, 2008

Breathing Shadows

Posted in Poetry with tags , , , , , , , , , on July 2, 2008 by dc

A prisoner off this landscape,
I am tied to myself,
Haunted by everyday dramas,
Lying silent in the country.

The dark sky coughs light,
The rain pummel rhythms
And the night’s storm flashes
Seem electric by design.

I feel lost
And I spell out my reasons
With the speed of my pulse.

Lunar bells ring out
Distant incantations
As I start to breathe shadows
And reach out for your voice.

I toast life
In all its gleeful ignorance,
I weep fevers like summer hot oils
And send tears to the earth
To touch your sweet distance.

I dream you can hear me,
The storm is your message.