Archive for the 'Friendship' Category

The Door

I loved her, in the way
you love things you cannot hold.
the breath before the fall,
the vine that teaches you to climb.

she was a door in unexpected places;
high above the ground
“step”, she said
and I did

on the route beneath the road
hand over hand
further up towards
the fear delicious
she smiled –

a smile stolen from the Devil.
Dirt on my hands
and whiskey in my throat.

Many miles from home,
I watched the cars pass below
from our unseen perch
delinquent birds; or bats perhaps

and wondered
how I would weather this wonder
how to handle the way
my world has widened

and the space between
my magic-makers;
my doors
and my freely-given keys.

Oakland, July 2013

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Moves On

I remember your breath
I will remember the death
Of a singular fascinating night
And the way you trembled on the back of my neck
And the way something in me moved
towards the light

Nothing else I can do
Nothing else I want to
I found one home with you
But home moves on
Home moves on

Letting you go on
With your ignorance
You think you know best; and who am I
To deny
So I’ll forget a breath
On the back of my neck
And pretend I don’t know you’ve gone awry

But when I get to my land of plenty
When I go back to the sea
The salt reminds me, of your harshness
There are things expected of me
I can’t stay, I can’t leave
I am looking at the stars
And the gutter is cold

Nothing else I can do
Nothing else I want to
I found one home with you
But home moves on
Home moves on

Letting you go on
With your ignorance
You think you know best; and who am I
To deny
So I forget a breath
On the back of my neck
And pretend I don’t know you’ve gone awry

April ’07


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