I Left You In the Mirror

Maybe you are crying still

Our eyes met briefly through the pane

When I walked away with no glance back

I thought I heard your hand tap gently

On the golden gilded frame

It’s been years since I last saw you there

Generations past

I think I see your shadow waver

Glimpses through the looking glass

I shut my eyes and turn away

This path is long and neverending

Quietly descending

Then loudly challenging the force

Of gravity’s heel clutching fingers

I won’t look

I left you in the mirror

And as far as I can care to know

You’re standing in there still

Yet I write these letters

Hoping that you’ll see

We’ve almost made it home now

Almost there

It won’t be long now

Almost free

And in the morning misty air

Shower fogged and steamy mirror

I thought I saw you wave to me

Still safe behind the glass

I held your gaze a moment

And made peace with the past

mirror reflecting tender hand with pink rose
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I went into my draft folder to delete this morning’s draft and found this titled, but unwritten post. As they do sometimes, the words flowed easily. When I went looking for a photo, I found this one captivating, and better than the image I thought I had been seeking.

Feral Heart (with Audio)

No longer civilized running barefoot

Wildly dancing frenzy beating faster

Untamed uncaught unremarkable under a June sky

Clouds lowered over canopied lawns

The trees chanting with gesticulated limbs

And the wind howling howling howling

My heart is wild

My heart is gone

Racing racing racing

Water falls in fat drops slowly

Lazy rain

All the time in the world to fall

Carelessly

Gravity is not pulling them down

Each drop chooses its target and descends

Hit or missing languidly

On the hill with crumbled stones

Paved into shape

Nature called to them

The stones broke free

Water and wind handed them the tools of escape

Love is waiting

Love is calling

Love is the howling wind and lazy rain

Love is the waving arboreal arms

I hear you

My heart

I am running up over the twilight

Jumping into a pool of stars

Into the deep expanse of space

Expanding until I find the trail

Leading me home to you

And your wilderness

Beneath

I am over gravity

Beneath the skies

I am underwhelmed

and

Overappreciated

Digging myself into the earth

Up to my knees

up to my thighs

If I plant myself

Will I sprout leaves

Will I fly

But no

Not that

I am on top of the dirt

Walking nowhere

Taking nothing with me

And leaving that behind too

I Swallowed the Sky – 12/3/2020

Lying in the grass

Watching clouds float above me

The humming of the bees, and bugs

Were toning among the flowers

While dreaming shapes were wound

Up in the air, I wished to fly

But it was not to be

There were no wings for flight

I could not remember how to launch

Gravity clenched me close to earth

Gravity cinched me anchored to the earth

And so my eyes were widened drenched

In fancies of dust and mist

Until I swallowed every shape, and

Every curve

And every wish

There dragons, fish, and dolphins

I ate them up with sight

Faces of the mermaids, and the trolls

I lie there in the grass until I started getting cold

I lie there in the grass until I started getting old

I lie there in the grass and now I’ve turned to stone

When you pass me on your journey

Lay your hand upon my seams

Those cracks and divots peeling are where

The early morning steam

Releases each and every wish I ate

Releasing every dream

Don’t linger long within my meadow

Touch me swiftly

Move along

The gravity is strong here

The weight of all that’s wrong here

Caught between the dreams and earth

Caught between the earth and dreams