Saturday, September 23, 2006

what you think - 9/23/2006

i'm not quite what
you think
i never was
i didn't
know how
to break it
so there
it's said
does this mean
everything is going
to change?

queen - 9/23/2006

oh paint me
in purple
and put me
upon a dais
i will be your
for today

Thursday, September 21, 2006

petroglyph - 9/21/2006

oh paint me
in petroglyph
red ochre
in a cave
let darkness
hold my secret
in shining
sunless ways

Sunday, September 17, 2006

hopscotch - 9/17/2006

a wish
upon wish mountain
and I was floating
through the trees,
on an old coarse rope,
swinging through the leaves,
touched by saline fog
from an errant ocean's breeze,
on the mountain
thought was lost
like the sun
behind the sea

and I let go.

on a distant
a little girl
tossed a rock,
considered a hop,
considered her home,
and all
the chalky lines
burned through it
couldn't blur
the numbers
on the ground,
the rules were
written in stone
precise and profound,
here she always knew
what to expect,
she pursed her lips
gathered her strength

and lept.

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

tesserae - 9/13/2006

if you break me
break me well
let nothing
of me remain
but a thousand
stained stones
for future

may i be
remade in mosaic
on a temple
by the sea
contemplating horizon
and foam infinity
sundrenched ocean madness
and stark serenity

when you look
upon my wall
will something of
me remain
will pearls remark
what were my eyes
staring into
long lost skies
touched by tears
of salt and sand
and pain

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

amber - 9/9/2006

oh paint me thick in amber
and put me in the ground
let me be treasured
in ten thousand years
by whomever I am found