January 13, 2013

throwing velvet to the rain...skipping stones again...


illustration by Samantha Hughes ©



in our courtly disappearances

before lords and ladies
between trees and grass root delve
a slow carve of time
stays against the rocks
watching stars and satyrs
reasons for patience, sure
of what cyclical movement does
to shapes, masses and weights
and things, church comes to dinner for
gravity is said to stay past bed time
knowing what the smell of fire means

we can no longer say
anyone's name
out loud anymore
our dreams, drunk too
are different fantasy books
made to look like
each of our picture parades
every archetypal commonality
we repeat, wash and rinse again
when at first, we can't see
the laud and the knee

EJR ©




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