Walk softly where she goes ahead in search of deeper shadows Whisper only of what cannot be known— the sky above cries for lost days and the forest grows close around the home of darkness She walks among these trees on paths unseen to ancient song with many voices of wind and rain spelling out… Continue reading Bell Witch
Her own anger had begun to surface. Did he think this was a joke? He turned to face her, and the breath was driven from her lungs when she looked at him.
This bitter cup reminds me of what waits—
dissolution at the far off edges
where things fall apart...
Dim are the moving shadows in these trees—
somehow ominous the way the light glares,
like a world cut of darkness...
This that fell from the stars—
new poison in the reservoirs
drawing our eyes up and away
on walkabouts to find the fruiting tree...
My hands touched the face of a thing made clean
baptized in blood and wine when no one could tell the difference...
Walking through the closed in places,
the wilderness breathes me in...
At the edge of a meadow beneath tall pines
I saw a shadow making its way to Zion
leading the blind across broken bridges...
City lights out to the freefall edge
down to the blackwater and an eternity of silence
wandering across the salted fields
and planting seeds with high hopes for the harvest...
Come wander with the cursed and broken
through this realm of woodland music
where melodies wind along paths to a ritual center...
I left my heart drying in the setting sun
Out on the side of the road to you
And kept right on walking into the night that lay ahead
Humming a song whose words I’d forgotten...
The birdsong above tells me I’ve walked this road before
Shadows lay across it in bands of night and day
Passing over me, each step a new twilight
But nothing is familiar in the trees ahead...
Tread the path through wild thickets
Overgrown with the remnants of legend
Once made flesh, now to dust returned
Fear not the shadows stirring in this place...
Mist off the surface of the river is a cloak
Over the backs of we who walk among the trees
Joy is our song this day of glory
Light and darkness dance together as one...
I crawled along the face of the Earth
Looked down and saw stars beneath my feet
Over a distance I’ve crossed a thousand times.