Traveler’s Lament

wishing
&
hoping
to turn back
the wheels of time….

or
at least….
get a do over?

i don’t know how,

but, yes,
i certainly know why.

but why
must we both lose that
which lifts
us
up?

why?

i gave what i could,
but
i could give more.
Damn it,
let me
give you more.

i know an easier road
will take me away
from you.

i know an emptier path
will keep me from knowing
you.

i know
the path i seek
is the path
leading
directly
to you.

a path of loving kindness
a path of more, not less
a path of tenderness
a path of togetherness

i can travel the world ten times over
and never find
the wonders i uncovered
right here
with you.

you.

Clarity Conquered

hot air
blurs
and shimmers,
confusing truth
with
fantasy,
and desire.

stripped
of flame
or the want
of a touch,
moments of clarity
last an eternity.

focus blindly
in this dark
with no moon to
light your way,

and your destiny
will come to you
-to laugh.

fool of a man,
you are the fire
you are the source of all desire.

fear not the confusion
fear not to fall
fear not
fear not
fear not at all

trust in that inferno
seething within your chest.
fear not to give
light to the dark.
give your gifts.
give your love.
save your pain
but gift your all.

the world
needs
you.

i
need
you.

cold clarity invites death.

live a little, and
come
burn with me
you little devil-
come burn and dance and dream to the sounds of fiery rapture.

whispers continued, a soleful solstice

winter
or
summer,
the story remains
the same.

unchanged
and haunted,
do not pity a
trusting fool.

hope,
forever
lost and
hidden
from love’s true form,
spirals
within the
horrific void
of
doubt,
and fear.

self-inflicted hurts
bury the soul
in shame.
self inflicted shame
buries the soul
in hurt.

so,
there is only faith.

lightly whispered in the wind.

faith that the path
through the darkness,
will come back
to me.

faith
in the eternal nature of the spark within.

faith,
that hope shall spring again.

faith,
that beauty knows my name.

faith,
in the wisdom of my way.