Soar

April 5, 2017

Breathe you

Deeply

O, sudden, slow mist
A taste of something
like feathers

Feel you, just you
I lost me
Not like you

deeper

But what you feel like
just for a moment
Silk lingering

anywhere

A ribbon in the water
shallow
Wingtips broad, circling glide

O, whispers
O, under the wind
Under the kind sun
of a cool morning

O, linger

anywhere

The raindrops do not stop
When they fall
upon your brow

But trickle, little tracks
upon your surface
Linger,

Breathe you

This is fair
Scents of something water
Soft, seamless,

Endless,

This river,
These falls,
I lost me

Occam’s Song

July 25, 2016

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to take a simple, graceful cloud
and string it to this line
make of it a hazy jewel
to place at your breast
and hold it close
seeing in it
something you’ve been before
knowing I have too

so that you don’t leave me
when I stand
without cloak or shelter

in dreams I’ve seen
there is nothing here but you
to stride along a knife edge
as if it were a trail
on one side life and sun
the other cold infinity
and stand upon both
as if we can dare
to claim there is a medium
a true place between

so that you don’t leave me
when I stand
without cloak or shelter

in dreams I’ve seen
there is nothing here but you
to capture this
burst of light
that singes my fingers
as I trace the scratches
on the page
from where I tried to hide
words that weren’t there
and return them
with someone else’s hand

so that you don’t leave me
when I stand
without cloak or shelter

in dreams I’ve seen
there is nothing here but you
a shadow
a twin
tears
and truth

Guide Me

July 19, 2016

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Guide me
For my eyes cannot see

Heal me
For my soul cannot hold me

For I am a long way
From home

In your arms
In your eyes

I have found
My way