Wednesday, 19 September 2012

a mess of words. or nonsense. maybe..

the gift of mellow tones
in the low slant of light
for the times when your heart grows sore.

words rarely leave mouths in a straight line,
so we become masters
of interpreting the shapes they make.

with cursed skin and tongue of fire
i run my fingers along every edge
that the light appears to make sharper

and marvel at all the layered meanings;
at everything trying, but failing,
to hide the world's heartbeat.

it's like some kind of velvet morning
during the reign of kings
sitting atop their pile of bones

circled by the shadows of trees in the clearing,
a collage of memories of this house of kindness
to which the majority is oblivious.

4 comments:

Wingfall at dusk said...

God, this makes me ache.
There are times when no one even comes close to you in writing about the human condition.
Ragged and beautiful as polished steel and flame...

♥ w o o l f ♥ said...

no nonsense, for sure.
n♥

Nichole said...

this feels like my dreams in the fall. velvet mornings and slanted light.

rain :: said...

This is all and only moonlight enchantment....
Wordless
Breathless
Light and
Silence.