Category Archives: poetry

From Anywhere

Photo by David Elias

July 15, 2017

“To leave the tread of all time
And let it make a dark line
In hopes that I can still find
The way back to the moment
I took the turn and turned to
Begin a new beginning
Still looking for the answer
I cannot find the finish
It’s either this or that way
It’s one way or the other
It should be one direction
It could be on reflection
The turn I have just taken
The turn that I was making
I might be just beginning
I might be near the end.”

– Enya

I Gave, I’m Gone

Photo by David Elias

July 7, 2017

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I’ve come so far towards the grave
Recalling not how I once gave
So closer now to my grave
Gravity pulls at me
I gave
I gave
I gave
I’m gone

Sixty summers and some
Riding and walking
All under the sun
Lost in a breeze or two
Break twigs with my worn out shoes
Nothing to do
No one to greet
Wide avenue
Unpaved empty street
Shuffle and glide along
Graceful as if I belonged

I’ve come so far towards the grave
Recalling not how I once gave
So closer now to my grave
Gravity pulls at me
I gave
I gave
I gave
I’m gone

All in between and all out of sorts
Those pastures of green
Scenes after scene
Framed from beyond
The dream could hold on
To nothing and more
All outside out the door
Living inside
Empty
So empty
So nothing
So sorry
So forgetful
Forget not
Forsworn to forever
With nowhere to go

I’ve come so far towards the grave
Recalling not how I once gave
So closer now to my grave
Gravity pulls at me
I gave
I gave
I gave
I’m gone

featherless

light let low through gray and dusk
fallen angels
flat out on
their featherless backs
smiling up
at all the stars
with wings of
skin and bones
and flannel shirts
and hair
stuffed up in
their woolen hats
try to keep
their knitted mittens
and store bought socks
from letting in
the crystal cold
while they flap
and flap
their silhouettes
all the way
to a snowy
heaven

suncloud - hawaii

suncloud – hawaii