Submit your work, meet writers and drop the ads. Become a member
 
dan d Aug 2018
you sat there like a buddha showing us the way

we thought we could keep you here
we thought you would stay
in this place
we tried to be as good as you
and yet you left us
you left us
as quietly and suddenly
as a tear leaves the eye
falling
away from us
away from everything
spiraling

we stood there like fools wondering in awe at your calm
dan d Feb 2018
I've dreamt of a light
heart-filling
and
enlightening

I know that I've felt it
yet I forget
when and where


Something will illuminate
my dark corner
eventually

If I imagine
an infinite universe
where this never ends
dan d Jul 2017
the words they wrap around you
the lies
they weave
I believe
the words they wrap around me
with lies
they weave reality

the words they wrap around me
the lies
they weave
you believe
the words they wrap around you
with lies
they weave reality

we seek the edge
it separates me
and you
let the blade cleave
skin from flesh
we bleed humanity

we seek the edge
it guides me
and you
together anew
let the blade cleave
skin to flesh
surface to depth
we breathe humanity

we found the edge
and it cut me
and you
and the blood we spilled...
deep enough to drown in
dan d Jul 2017
you with new moon eyes
and i without mind
between the echoes of screams
we lay here dreaming
you stare back at me
holding a ball of nails
while walls of fire
collapse about us

roused by medulla
fear manifest in blood
seeing and hearing
and ignoring the darkened world
internal chemical stimulus
separate from awareness
sparking the primitive
imperfect and savage brain

my pulsar heart
mirrors the flickering
of images and terror
that haunt my sleep
my black hole eyes
radiate oblivion
and swallow the light
I need to live
dan d Jan 2017
Wrested out of mind
I lose something of myself
when my eyes open

The flesh I inhabit
the universe I touch
they're all made of dreams
embodied possibilities
organic machinery
built by light herself
that feverish dreamer
even dreamt herself
She sees perfection when her eyes close
She makes it so


Void summoned to form by the dreamer's dream
Dancers through darkness
these mere spirits, luminous yet empty,
forget where they've been,
carried upon the subtle wind to this very moment


Wrested out of mind
I lose something of myself
when my eyes open

The flesh I inhabit
the universe I touch
they're all made of dreams
Unearthly dreams
dan d Jan 2017
Who
Will
God
Me?

Me?

Only
I
Will
God
Me

I

Lay in awe
lay in the light
I rain upon you

Lay in awe,
lay in my light
I reign over you
dan d Aug 2016
Like beasts we live
Like beasts we prey
Like beasts our bones will be found by better ancestors

Like beasts we die
Like beasts we rot
Like beasts our flesh will fill the bellies of the scavengers

Like beasts we scream
Like beasts we pray
Like beasts our last breaths drift away into every universe

Like beasts we are
Like beasts we must be
Like beasts created in his image,
beholden to hers
Next page