Monday, November 23, 2009

do you think your forces will win
when it's safer now

I met you in the middle
when I couldn't tell who was who
and which was which

I saw you laughing
and I couldn't help but smile

it's safe for now
we can meet in the middle

and when you could only smile
I found I could only smile

my savior has left for now
and I am waiting for his return

Saturday, September 5, 2009

no longer a seeker
but one who is found
eyes dismiss the horizon
two feet firmly on the ground

strangers are once again kind
smiles all around
no more fear of the other mind
yes is a holy sound

waiting patiently
speaking with trees
laugh if you will
you can hear giggles in the leaves

all this time, i always knew
but now that i've heard you say it, too
i know it's true
with no mind i am able to connect
an open ear is a bucket
that collects

fallen drops
unnoticed thoughts

often not the sorts of things encountered

but in gnosis
there is a message
that we are vessels

mind is an ocean
and thoughts are trestles
collective bridge
universally traversed

there are maps with buried treasure
and songs in code with secret measures
hidden words and unknown pleasures
secrets waiting to be discovered
by those who seek, like desperate lovers
vernacular of the cause
meant to speak with
car alarms
mint to see what
dairy farms

but all along

lemon drops, i was wrong
you were there
i was gone
i'm around
has it been long?

can't complain to the dusty rain
falls on your musty mane
must be the same
speaking of the shrine you became
i saw a face
encased anyway
and tried to speak
for lack of sight
but caught in a lie
hardly disguised
eyes were trembling
but tender to the touch
saved grace when sighing

did not ask forgiveness
left with less
only kindness would come
over abundant, trembling eyes
all this time seeing all
the other boys
live out all my dreams

everything's fine
life is but a dream

living vision
sight unseen

can never escape a mirror
always stopping to preen

and these words are forever definite
feelings not fleeting feel permanent

but how would you know unless you were told
before your essence
a wish
so prescient
standing in the presence of god
confessing your heart's true desire
do you think you mumbled?
in that moment of revelation
was there a word fumbled?

before you were here
i saw you near a telephone
you picked up the receiver
and placed a finger on the number