the blood that has been shed
the battle was fought
as the blood leaves my body
I am reminded of
of when you were once a vital
part of me
the very extension of my heart,
the same that keeps me alive
of growing love
yet filled with
in my stairway stumble
body and step collides
the bangs and bounces
meet the rug burn slides
as inner chaos flounces
my aches scream inside
rocking in silence
...with no one to hear
twice in as many months...
the last bruises just healed.
Idly stationed in the bucolic hills,
sits a stone well; unknown when abandoned.
Though her people foregone, water yet fills
as much as you can want for. In tandem,
are high trees less old than she; occluding
the view from pathless and naive strangers.
As their wish in well is to keep obtuse,
those that siren would otherwise capture.
Her drink, one thinks they'll constantly receive.
In reality, they'll only be taken.
Youth will fade as the heart minutely bleeds.
Their hollow, dried corpse will be forsaken.
And though her hole but a tall dark crevice,
I see my reflection on the surface.
My heart is whole
but it has sharp edges.
It got wet on my sleeve;
now, it hangs from my necklace
-round like a pendant; hurt hangs
round my neck with a vengeance:
like a lighthouse on a dark night,
blinding sailors- offensive.
It draws them in like a siren's call,
but the sky bleeds red at the first sign of morning.
The captain is certain he'll lock land at dawn,
but does any type of siren sing its song without a warning?
Red sky in the morning, sailor's warning; red sky at night, sailor's delight.
She wakes to a morning
with no reason for living
cries in the mirror
to be forgiven.
Puts on her make-up
takes off her clothes
sits there & bleeds
until she can’t feel
the blood in her veins
The cat cries
to be fed.
The batteries in her Walkman
The Rachmaninov stops.
A letter she will never read
drops on the Welcome mat.
A mobile rings & rings &...stops.
A member of a minor political party
looking for her vote
rings the doorbell twice
slips on the ice & ruins his coat.
A man laughs at another man’s joke.
It’s a big laugh...he’s a big bloke.
Laughter invades the square.
There’s a chill in the air.
A friend calls for her
(to go on a blind date)
...she doesn’t hear.
The time temple drags along a mirrors edge
It breaks itself on the window ledge
I came undone as you came to my door
The movement bleeds out to the street
Like a dancing child on tiny feet
My young belief says to follow you once more
**** me, brother, **** me now
**** me, brother, strike me down
I can't go on without her anyhow
The distance starts where the love began
A simple touch of her simple hand
Tear down these walls please, for me
It's been too long and I'm strung out now
Either come to me or throw me out
Just let me know so I can finally breathe