I Still Think About That Night

Out to the stars goes the last of the dreamers

slave to the will of infinity

drawn out to the extremities

witness to the breath of creation

eyes on horror in the graveyard of stars

and only glimpses of the lives that came before

The siren call across an inkwell night

promises bliss at the end of insanity

and so the slow crawl in search of it

through void where screams are silent

and windows open onto memory

of that night filled with last words

spoken like they meant something

and in the end only rain against an ocean

lost in the cold spaces between stars

I thought few ice cream flavors could beat Ben & Jerry’s Half Baked… then I found out about the peanut butter version. Although Strawberry Cheesecake is probably still on top for me.

Photo by Harrison Haines from Pexels

13 thoughts on “I Still Think About That Night

  1. David I think for me anyway this is one of my favorite poems you have written. It is beautiful. “The siren call across an inkwell night
    promises bliss at the end of insanity
    and so the slow crawl in search of it
    through void where screams are silent” I wonder what music you were listening to when you wrote this? It is truly beautiful. I too, love Ben and Jerry’s. In fact I made a German Chocolate Cake with Pecan frosting two weeks ago and my husband and I consumed it in two days, and it was a two layer cake dripping in frosting. I have gained three pounds which is a lot for me. I am finding hard to not indulge my sweet tooth during these days. In fact I might just have some ice cream tonight. Love and hugs and great writing David. Joni

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    1. Thank you Joni!! I wrote this one on the roof of my apartment building, listening to the sounds of the city. Is agree, it’s hard to think about eating healthy right now. I also have lots of cravings for sugary things. I suppose we should take our comforts however we can get them—the weight can come off after lockdown is over!

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      1. What a cool way to write. When I was young I had a place with my sister where I could sit out on the roof and I loved it. You really write some amazing poems David. Your work is admirable my friend. I am sure my four pounds will come off quickly once we get back to normal. I am with you I am going to walk and continue to enjoy my sweets. Love, safety and blessings. Joni

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