because while some truths lend themselves to equations, others are best described in verse

Ithaca, also, was built on the water

river rocks

I am dreaming again of riverafternoons
and your sunlit irides, floodlevel love
on time we borrowed until we stole.
Funny how the past you think of is never
the past that was; the present tenuous as rain
streamlit down the windows of my old place
by the river, all plateglass & whiskey;
my future self’s heart pinched between thumb
and dirt-traced forefinger, whirlpooled in muddy waters,
slipping over rocks. If I knew her now I would say
never mind the scars. There is peace even in the drowning;
the trains will sound their slow mourners’
wail over curves of forever, tonight’s tornado
warning only a siren on the horizon.

11 responses

  1. Ron

    To write like this must be a little taste of Heaven…the imagery carries me along on a flood tide of bodily sensations…until I am drowned in a whirlpool of delights. Thank you for sharing your matchless gift and talent.

    Ron

    April 20, 2015 at 11:51 pm

    • Ron, you are way too kind. Thank you. Always a work in progress. 🙂 Hope your own writing is going well.

      April 22, 2015 at 6:30 am

  2. Ah, how must easier life would be if we could keep this state of mind – loved: “time we borrowed until we stole” and “Funny how the past you think of is never the past that was” Always a delight to read your writing, golden-rich poignancy to slather over my day like a healing balm.

    April 21, 2015 at 10:30 am

    • Oooh… I like the bit about “slathering over the day” very much… may have to steal that phrase… 😉 Always a pleasure to hear from you, Lady!

      April 22, 2015 at 6:31 am

  3. Quietly powerful – esp
    “the trains will sound their slow mourners’
    wail over curves of forever, tonight’s tornado
    warning only a siren on the horizon.”

    Well done.

    April 21, 2015 at 12:45 pm

    • Gracias como siempre, friend Mosk.

      April 22, 2015 at 6:32 am

  4. tonight’s tornado
    warning only a siren on the horizon.

    Well,let’s hope so.

    April 21, 2015 at 3:55 pm

  5. I’ve been reading through your poems and very much enjoying them. Great work!

    May 8, 2015 at 3:11 am

  6. Reblogged this on Jane Dougherty Writes and commented:
    A poet from The Nine Realms contributors. Visit her blog; it’s full of beautiful poetry.

    May 8, 2015 at 3:12 am

  7. Reblogged this on georgeforfun.

    May 8, 2015 at 1:57 pm

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