Empty Shelf

There was a glass

I placed it high

upon a shelf

I couldn’t reach

when the light

was just right

it shown with

fire alive and bright

A man came by

late one night

and saw my glass

deciding he must

have it for himself

I begged him not

to take it

down

please, just let it be

but he took it

from the shelf

and in his hands

he cradled it

gently

for a while

and when he was

done he let it

go

shattered it upon the floor

and walked away

without a backward

glance

and now my shelf is empty

the fire gone

the light useless

as it graces

emptiness.

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No more magic

I’m at that point of exhaustion

numb in every corner of my heart

and my mind wants to remember

everything we could have been

side by side through thick and thin

dragons playing hide and seek behind the stars

rain turning to ash as we bathe in fire

sleeping curled up like yin and yang

but you had the heart of a coward

and as the words slipped off my tongue

you planned your great escape

Houdini with the key to my heart

and in no time at all you were gone

disappearing with the rising sun

a deceiver and a thief

I’m numb and I’m cold

hiding behind a spiral galaxy

desperately trying to kill the fire

coat it up in thick layers of ice

just trying to survive the night

the numb a welcome relief

and I’m done feeling the pain

of my soul split in two

I’m done being the fool for you

I am the fierce and mighty dragon

and you?

You are the weak and brittle branch

I crunch beneath my feet.

Idea

And so it came to pass

as all grand illusions do

that fantasy was truly

better

But here’s an idea

take it and craft it

believe what you will

and mix it with passion

Place it with thunder

add a dash of lightning

Lie with it in a darkened field

with the stars breaking the solitude

It’s only an idea

nothing to be terribly afraid of

Let me see it

a tiny flicker of life

burning out in the cold

something that tells me

I’m not alone

with this idea running rampant

a ferocious beast beating through my breast

Knocking on all the doors

an idea without rest.

 

 

 

Panic

I don’t have a single clue

none

I have no idea what I am doing in this life

Mostly I’m oblivious to this state

but I’m thinking and afraid I’m lost again

I’m nearly in a panic

my chest is tight and I can feel my breath

disappearing

I want to run and I want to hide away

turn the world’s lights off

I need your touch to ground me

I need you to pull me into your arms

safety

I just want to stop bouncing around

Stop this war between my head and my heart

Just tell me its okay

Make me believe again one more time

peace

Flow

Kicked out

lost on this orbit

no tracks

seldom any paths

a glimmer of hope

passing by

the setting sun

set out into this space

a rock that slowly turns

around elliptical circles

captured loops

and stunning bubbles

forced motion

trapped with no way out

struggling for breath

when home is not here

far into the night

remembering

beginning and ending

on this blueness

sinking under

never knowing

the freedom flowing

across the sacred sky