On a coast battered and bruised
we stand and search for distant visions...
The same sky over grey seas
watched the crossing, the slow voyage...
The past is a fever dream,
washing ashore with driftwood...
And to the ship with sails unfurled on red horizons
said the wind, ‘Come follow me’...
The air over this land is thick with incense
vapors rising from the ancient cities we burn
papyrus curling blackened in the flame...
Your touch was lightning in the freezing rain
The main line plugged straight into a nerve
As the sky screamed overhead...
This house is warm with the scent of fire
Voices talk of yesterday in matchstick glow
And breathe out a thousand songs of tomorrow...
From out of the west come visions of gold
Playing in the eyes of a man atop his deathbed
The long moments become waves of a silent sea
Rolling inexorable to the city wall...
His pulse aligned with the ebbing tide
Foam-flecked sand awash in moonlight
Losing track of the night beneath the waves...
Laughing faces on the edge of darkness
Twisting in the blue-gold light, the digital glow
Eyes are windows into shadow, or mirrors
And these cliffs that tumble out of the forest
To drown themselves in the raging sea
From heights lost to a woolen sky...
How heavy the empty space lies over heaving ocean
And stars spark together who know nothing of constellations
I know you shape the world between your fingers
Leaving behind beauty encased in sweetwater
Sunrise on the Sea of Cortez
A beach beginning to wake
Beside an ocean that never slept
I could buy a boat and disappearDip below the horizon and enter a new worldDraw life from the sea, guidance from the starsSwell and heave with the wild tideConverse with monsters of the deepDrop anchor in strange waters andSleep under moonbeams scented with myrrhIn harbors of lands unmapped, unknownThe lifeblood of the Earth could be… Continue reading My Next Big Purchase
A slow dance to the rhythm of heartbeatsBeneath the surface of a blood-red seaOur hearts beat madly against the wavesCrashing over the wind-smooth sea wallBattering the harbor’s defensesSeeking to sweep away the port protectedThrow it all out to distant horizonsTear the wall to piecesLet the tide in to cleanse our soulsThis perfect vulnerability knows only… Continue reading Dance of the Blood Sea