I live in two worlds.
I am two souls
a translucent joy
a shadow shining through.

my joy
is my definition;
extends beyond the edges of my form
fills my heart with blood

and then I am a ghost –
the melancholy blows through me
like wind, infuses me
like silver smoke
which I cannot escape

because I am it.
I make no sense,
understand myself completely
and not at all.

I am a lover and a stranger.
for me, sunshine is everywhere
and rain finds me
wherever I go.

two souls.  myself and I.
simultaneous.  outside time.
flesh and blood, so full, alive,
with one foot on the Other Side.

January ’13


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This blog is the collection of my poetry and prose, in chronological order from most recent to oldest.

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