Tag: journey

Eros in September

  The dotted dirt floor around Psyche’s feet pulled me into a story of another’s trials. I held the image of my love for a few seconds, and then I turned away, turned back to the stories of childhood. Even my non-human childhood held…

The Meaning of Grasp

The debris of white paint flecks in the golden hair Of your arms is the garbage of love and light –garbage whose original meaning was a “handful,” A “grasp.” So I will grasp your arm, your hand, Your chest, your body, and decorate myself…

Road Conditions

It is a day’s work we do, And where does one find its end? I was a teacher for twenty years; Ex-students still haunt me in K-Mart And at Sonic and in nightmares About pajamas and podiums,

Cannot

North enters the story with one sweep Of the wind’s cold hand. It bruises you With its knowledge of You can never Leave. You cannot unbend the steel You placed so carefully along your spine. But the wind is more than cannot.   

What is Lost

For Curt The road goes north or east, And no one knows if it might end Or where. The sycamores lift leafy heads Away from the highway’s movement Above bridges still being built. The exit calls to you Like a childhood classmate you don’t…

If I Return To You

If I return to you, I will remember my life before the mountain and fall, The house I left to enter, And the strength of your call. If I return to you, I will linger to smooth down your wings With the tips of…