Brought white blossoms,
He did, on curved gravel
roads that stood well.
I couldn’t hear him.
I was riding Bennie, my pale habit.
My powder pastry mixing with me
like toxic nasal drip. I picked up my feet,
Bennie lifted me up, up, up.
We were deep in azure film,
scraping the sky for nothing.
He stayed with His ignorant box of diamonds,
staunchly fixed on my weightless finger.
Benny pulled me.
We floated to the tops of stars.
We floated to the top of dark.
We floated too far,
into the “too dark”.
Bennie was lost.
My shadow, swallowed
That’s when the buried corners came,
with hard-boned smiles and
thin skinny, barely protection!
They came hard. Shattering moon windows,
They came for me!
I tried to scream but I was dry.
They picked at me.
They reached through me,
straight through my green guts,
where Bennie was.
trying to shake me off him.
They scrambled everything inside me.
Then, I fell.
Out of the stars. Out of the dark.
Back to the dirt where He was waiting
with a quiet ring, bent knee.
I did not know him.
I could not know him.
The buried corners
didn’t shake him out, but
they took my brain and
put the dark in its place.
Now, while my days sleep elsewhere,
Beautiful and touching.
Thank you Naima!
You’re welcome 🙂
wow now that was a journey!
YOU DIG???!!! 🙂
i totally dig!!
Carried along in the pathos in this …
Polly!!! …. You are wonderful!
Wow, I don’t know about you but this makes me want to “Rock the Casbah” if you know what I mean.
lol…what is a casbah?? cause i don’t know what you mean!!
It’s a song by “The Clash”.I was just being my typical twisted self with the comment. I’m not quite sure a casbah is either.
LOL…ok I dig that…I looked it up. Casbah is Arabic for citadel, or fortress. 🙂
Another powerful piece indeed – thank you.
Great! As always
I could have seen read this in so many different ways, the cycles of addition or bipolar cycling. Powerful as always.
There is nothing that you write that I don’t like. You consistently ‘wow’ me and clearly I am not alone in this ❤
🙂 thanks Sherry! That’s such an awesome compliment. I’m not about to stop anytime soon, lol, so I hope you keep coming around!!
I figured out why I don’t understand some of your work. I haven’t been to every dark place, but this piece speaks to me.
That makes a lot of sense. It’s cool that people can come from two completely different backgrounds, and find a common ground in words 🙂 That’s why I love them so much! Thanks for stopping by my friend!
I don’t even know how I ended up here, but I thought this post was great. I don’t know who you are but certainly you are going to a famous blogger if you aren’t already 😉 Cheers!